nuances of the beauty.

Around town early early this morning.

Remembering what a friend told me…

– The people you meet early in the morning are always a lot nicer than the people you’ll meet late at night.

Not sure if they’re right.  Probably.

I didn’t actually meet anyone.  I just looked at them and imagined how nice they are.

How they would love to have a cup of coffee with me and talk about how the smell of my deodorant makes me feel like I’m in Yosemite and then they’d talk about a smell that always brings them back.

We’d talk about our favorite morning songs…

…of all time:

…right now:

We’d get caught up talking about nuances of the beauty in our lives and then realize, “oh!  it’s another beautiful day!”

We’d part with sweet words because they were just so… nice.

It could’ve happened.

Yes, yes… I know.  This blahg should just be renamed to “Pictures of Rachel That She Took of Herself on Her”  So, why wouldn’t I follow suit for Christmas?

Plus my family hasn’t even got to see my face today… on Christmas…

a thumbs-up christmas.

It was a good Christmas.  It’s not even done yet!  I just got done taking some turns on the local ski hill with some good buds, loved ones.  Amazing.  I am a lucky girl.  A lucky girl with a sore thumb, still, but lucky.

Christmas time is a bit crazy sometimes.  About a week ago, I was overwhelmed with the busyness of loved ones around me.  In that time, those conversations, love flooded over me.  I know it’s cheesy, love is, but I really did have such a heart for just the people in my life… through all their busyness.  You.  [that’s you.]

During this crazy time, this well-lit time, this traveling time, this adventure time, this family time, I ask you to pause.  Take a break from your work, your studies, your running around, your sport, your preoccupation, yourself.  Breathe in, exhale, sit down, face the fact that you are loved.  Despite all your faults, all your woes, even though you’re a little bit of an asshole, you are beautiful in my life.  The beauty in the truth, despite imperfection, of you is what I rejoice in this season.

No matter how small or big a role you play in this world I know, I thank you.

It’s a thumbs-up kinda day.

Happy Holidays!

[tons and tons of love.]


Oh, I’m laughing at myself.  I just realized I typed “business” instead of “busyness” a couple of times… awesome.

My friends’ business… makes me think of… that’s right… business time…