A new category

A little over a year ago, I was sitting in my kitchen at my beloved slanted apartment with my roommate Ali. We were eating a 1504 signature meal (black bean tacos) and were enjoying each others company over a candlelit dinner (we’re romantics).

Our other roommates were gone, so it was just the two of us talking about who knows what. Eventually Ali spoke aloud something along the lines of, “I’m happy. This is one of those moments in life where I just feel so happy to be here.” YES. I loved this. After a rough year, my dear friend was giving life to words that were so true. And because she spoke it aloud, I too found myself realizing how significantly happy I was just to be doing exactly what I was doing. I grabbed my camera and took a few (unfortunately blurry) pictures just to preserve the special time together with full intentions of eventually writing a blog post about it. Here I am, over a year later finally writing things down-but with altered intentions. I originally thought I’d just share something about the uniqueness of friendship and the moment we shared- some one-and-done post that would be encouraging and uplifting for me to go back and read some day. However, over the past few months I’ve been really thinking about what Ali did that night. Simply by verbally giving life to her happiness, the feeling seemed to grow. It became more real to her, and was brought to my attention where it became more real to me. Our daily joy is purpose from the Lord, but our moments of happiness are sweet blessings as we pursue that joy. So, I’ve decided to start a new category on my blog where I record these sweetmemories. This way, my happy evening with my roommate will be recorded, and so will so many other moments and memories to come. They’ll be encouraging and uplifting for me to go back and read some day, and will all be stored in one place! I already have my next post planned- stay tuned for a super special post about August 2, 2014… -E

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