started the day with a work out that left my body feeling settled and peaceful, i got to get coffee with my roomie and a friend of ours who talks about life and Jesus really beautifully, then i enjoyed the beautiful (beautiful!) sunshine with my aunt wendy and grandma... catching up on life, napping, snacking.. and ended the day carpooling to my parents' house with wendy because being around them fills my cup right up. then on the way back, wendy and i had a really striking conversation about death that ended with peace on our minds because of Jesus, and awe that we have Him. i'm very thankful.
2) i know this is so obvious, but MAN, instagram just doesn't compete with real life, it's crazy. i had that thought today while i was looking at mom's freckles and hearing rachel's voice/loud laugh and walking outside my apartment after my work out in the peace of morning when no one was really stirring yet, going out or coming back. i'm sure no one actually thinks it does compete with real life, but i think we all need to bring that to our attention more often. i'm all for the gram and totally love pictures and sharing, but it'll never fully convey what it means to be alive... what it means to be alexi speich or (insert your name).
3) there's this verse in nehemiah (3:12, to be exact) where after a bunch of dudes are listed over and over as the ones who helped rebuild the wall of jerusalem, this little verse says "shallum son of hallohesh, ruler of a half-district of jerusalem, repaired the next section with the help of his daughters" and i might've fist-bumped the air when i read that and wrote "get itttt" right in my Bible because GRL PWR.
4) this dude that made a comment on my blog a while ago still comes in the back of my head in posts like these and it's so stupid. i'm not going to let him minimize my taking joy and soaking in every detail of a day well spent as being "sappy" and sharing too much, thus making me undesirable by "real men" and i'm not going to let him make me feel like i can't say "GRL PWR" & "get itttt" because it makes me sound like a "tweenager." words, man. crazy how they stick. remember that, friends, for the next time you make an anonymous "critique".. or just don't. (taylor swift would write a song, i did a note in a blog post (;)
5) i'm going to go to bed now because i'm tired in a really good way.