smilingrid: a beautiful reminder

November 18, 2013

a beautiful reminder

Nothing is more practical than
finding God, than
falling in Love
in a quite absolute, final way.
What you are in love with,
what seizes your imagination, will affect everything.
It will decide
what will get you out of bed in the morning,
what you do with your evenings,
how you spend your weekends,
what you read, whom you know,
what breaks your heart,
and what amazes you with joy and gratitude.
Fall in Love, stay in love,
and it will decide everything.
As Thanksgiving (and then finals) are approaching and life is getting crazier than usual, my mom sent this lovely prayer from Pedro Arrupe to me. Can there be anything more relevant? Right at the exact moment I needed to hear something like this too! 

Anyone remember how I said to remind me of my passion for classes come finals(and wow, that feels like forever ago)? I have four ten-page papers to write. I am in serious need of reminders like this one!

I hope you're all doing things you love and preparing to nom your little hearts out! What are you most excited for during Thanksgiving (if you celebrate it)? And, more importantly, at what point is it socially acceptable to start listening to Christmas music?

Julie's on the paper, so guess who got featured answering that very question? Yay, roommates!


  1. Personally I don't think it's acceptable until December. I love Christmas music but if I hear it all the time everywhere for months, then I am sick of it by Christmastime. I also don't exactly think it's fair to the approximate 50% of people I know who don't even celebrate Christmas. Unfortunately I live in Canada, where Thanksgiving comes before Halloween, so the second Halloween ends it is Christmas stuff everywhere.

    1. Christmas does seem to infringe upon other holidays... I guess that's the only downside?

  2. love you love your post