Friday, November 27, 2015

priceless time //

these past few days have been so full but i hope this will be quick.
i'm thankful for so much. especially for traditions, old and new, and family to make them with. i'm thankful for 6 hours driving to have a thanksgiving lunch with one side of the family and dinner with the other side. i'm thankful for small houses full of too many people and too much food and just enough love. i'm thankful for long drives listening to christmas music for the first time all year. i'm thankful for full days and late nights and chilly air and full moons and bright stars. the adrenaline of night air filling your lungs, chasing each other in the bright dark. i'm thankful for reunions with cousins who lived next door, after too many months and too many miles in between. i'm thankful for drives in the truck to pick up a tree in the late afternoon, through woods and fields. i'm thankful for thanksgiving leftovers, campfires, christmas list making, tree decorating, and a fluffy new comforter to come home to at the end of the day. i'm thankful for the leisure to actually paint my nails, dust my bookshelves, go through old notebooks, for the first time in ages to not have something i have to do.
i'm thankful for time. to invest in people, to make mistakes, to learn from them, to know my Jesus better, to finish books, to just be. time is a gift. don't forget to treasure it. don't let yourself miss it, because before you know it you'll be wishing you were back here, with these special humans, precious moments, and priceless time.

every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change // james 1:17

13 comments:

  1. awjfheafefl WHATWHATWHAT

    so much yes. i adore the simpleness of relaxing. seriously. i can just sit without wondering about this and that and finishing things in time. so thankful.

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  2. can we like be bffs? this was so good:)

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  3. This post is bae and so are you. I've been feeling the same way this week. I'm so glad you put it into words ❤️

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  4. This post is so perfect, Olivia, oh my gosh. I love it. You have such a way with words, my dear. <3

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  5. wow. speechless. this is too beautifully accurate <3 lovely post :)

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  6. Dear Olivia,

    ugh. ugh. UGH. SO MUCH UGHING GOING ON HERE. like whaaaat. um so "the adrenaline of night air filling your lungs, chasing each other in the bright dark." and "i'm thankful for small houses full of too many people and too much food and just enough love." and just everything else you're like...flooring me I don't even UNDERSTAND IT. I DON'T UNDERSTAND YOU. HOW CAN YOU BE SO AWESOME? okay i'm done shouting now i promise. ;)

    "don't let yourself miss it, because before you know it you'll be wishing you were back here, with these special humans, precious moments, and priceless time." < Soooo true right thar. Like...I WALLOW in moments like these and little things because as I described it to my mom the other night, "It's like all those little things stitch together what life really means." and when push comes to shove, it's not about all the working and fighting and making more money. It's about the smiling and the laughing and the telling stories and hugging and singing and being beautifully human/God. gah. I'll stop rambling now. You're right on. *nod nod*

    This is gorgeous. You are gorgoues. The end.

    love,
    abbiee

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  7. Beautiful! In this hectic time when it's so easy to get caught up in the glitz of materialism it's important to slow down and remember what really matters.

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  8. Love your blog! :D
    ~Hannah
    the3musketeerssite.wordpress.com

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  9. i love this!! i'm so glad you can enjoy all these lovely little aspects of life aaah

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