Special things I found this week

Protea flowers are my favorite!

I am actually thankful for social media. It introduces me to so many different ideas and concepts. It also helps me keep in touch with people across the pond. I know social media can be challenging and I'll admit I try to step away and take a break sometimes. I used to just follow a lot of people or be friends with a lot of people and that just gave me a lot of anxiety. I've set some boundaries and I really weeded out my feed. Now I enjoy being on social media.

Thank you everyone for the overwhelmingly positive response to my post this week, My Food Journey. I really don't like to have my picture taken, let alone post photos, but I'm learning to get over it. Having so many people leave a lovely comment was unexpected and delightful.

Lately twitter has been my happy place. I follow politicians (only the ones who do not engage in throwing mud!), librarians, body positive people, and Christine Tiegen because she's hilarious. My feed is a mix of learning about what's going on in the world today, literary musings, snark and uplifting peeps.

Here are a few things from the week that I thought I would share with you because they are just so good.

This twitter thread where people answer the question "What's the kindest thing a stranger has done or said to you?" had me in tears. There is so much goodness in this world.

This blog post about the not-so-stranger's in our life is beautiful, but the comments put it over the top. My not-so-stranger story is from a few years back.

I used to see a tall handsome man on the blue line in Chicago every morning as I headed into work. We got on at the same stop. He usually had a book in his hand and I was entirely smitten. I moved abroad for a year and came back to the same apartment. I was walking home from the train and he was walking to it and I said "hi how are you" very enthusiastically. He just smiled and kept walking. It wasn't until a block later that I realized that he was that guy on the train and the relationship was completely one-sided, in my dream. 

Definitely go check out the post and add your story to the conversation.

With all my love of clean modern lines and the desire to Kondo the heck out of my home, I love maximalism. This home is so warm, welcoming and cozy that I think it shows why having things, can be a good thing.


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