I stumbled upon this video and it made my heart smile

In my internet wormhole, updates on the news in Ferguson, and I find myself in a deep sorrow. Prayers and others run across my mind and lips. As I dug further, I get immersed, and then I found a light, a laughter. Even though the video is old it reminded me of the good in humanity. The desire to entertain and for a brevity the humanness of our nature . A laugh. My cousin Jasminda, says “I’m always looking for the next laugh”. And in theses times laughter brings about some joy and in the joy a glimpse of hope.

They’re so talented, can’t get enough

"If you want to do violence in his world, you will always find the weapons. If you want to heal, you will always find the balm"

Rachel Held Evans A Year of Biblical Womanhood: How a Liberated Woman Found Herself Sitting on Her Roof, Covering Her Head, and Calling Her Husband “Master

Mulling it Over

  • Today is May 31, 2014 the last day of May, no big except my wedding is almost too close for comfort. ARGGGGHHHH oh and today is my BRIDAL SHOWER!!!! Should be really really fun. UPSIDE
  • I watched this JTB clip, and she just makes me feel better AND she has a new cookbook out which can’t go wrong
  • Yesterday I had an AmeriCorps dinner and the house of y supervisor was super cool (and in the cuts) and I drank this Argentinian drink (well watched someone) it was a Mateimage
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  • I just have to give a shoutout to John Mayer for being the best, he covered Beyonce’s song XO and I love it! It actually made me like her version a bit more. It’s like when Pentatonix does a cover of someone and then I hear the original and I think oh that’s a cool version.

  • My heart is still mourning Maya Angelou, sweet Maya, I’m sad to think that I won’t get to meet her in person, but heaven will do just fine. She gave the grace and appearance of an aunt that you turn to when you need a strong woman who would give you an encouraging word. And still I rise

"With Maya Angelou’s passing, America has not just lost a talented Renaissance woman and gifted raconteur. It has lost a connection to its recent past that had helped it make sense of its present. At a time when so many Americans seek to travel ‘color blind’, and free from the baggage of the nation’s racial history, here she stood, tall, straight and true: a black woman from the south intimately connected to the transformative people and politics who helped shape much of America’s racial landscape."

Gary Younge: Maya Angelou: a titan who lived as though there were no tomorrow (via guardian)

well said

(Source: theguardian.com, via guardian)

Not sure why I’m feeling generous with my life this past week. I typically reserve sharing for well design questions that seek to get to the heart of the matter…AND in this heart of mine right now I feel very sure that big changes are coming. Maybe this is my Hail Mary at an attempt to save what’s familiar, or my twenties are showing. 

C’est moi

"Two hours later, Easter left the protection of the right-hand bank an crossed the width of the Negro to the left. There he turned up a tributary that was in every way similar to the countless other tributaries they had passed, and while it was unmarked, it was the exit ramp from the interstate, the one that would eventually take them to the street where Dr. Swenson lived. No other boats followed them though the entrance was wide at the mouth. In a matter of minutes the nameless river narrowed and the green dropped behind them like a curtain and the Negro was list. Marina had thought that the important line that was crossed was between the dock and the boat, the land and the water. She had thought that the line where civilization fell away. But as they glided between two thick walls of breathing vegetation she realized she was in another world entirely, and that she would see civilization drop away again and again before they reached their final destination. All Marina could see was green. The sky, the water, the bark of the trees: everything that wasn’t green became green. All in green my love went riding"

Ann Patchett- State Of Wonder

struckbyastar:

Because I am Happy and YOU are a wonderful person! And everyone deserves to be HAPPY <3
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struckbyastar:

Because I am Happy and YOU are a wonderful person! And everyone deserves to be HAPPY <3

Check http://24hoursofhappiness.com/

Proverbs 16:9 &#8220;In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps.&#8221;
I saw this image and it is the perfect reminder as I wait (patiently ehhh) to hear back from Graduate School.

Thank you God

Proverbs 16:9 “In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps.”

I saw this image and it is the perfect reminder as I wait (patiently ehhh) to hear back from Graduate School.

Thank you God

(Source: hearthevoice.com)

dmsdress:

'No matter where you're from, your dreams are valid.' -  Lupita Nyong’o

YES!!!!!!!

dmsdress:

'No matter where you're from, your dreams are valid.' -  Lupita Nyong’o

YES!!!!!!!