Putting olive oil and candles together may conjure up thoughts of oily massages or romantic dinners, but that’s not my intent (although very lovely). They’re just two of things in my life that I love this week. Hmm. Maybe I should put them together…
1) Olive Oil. I cook most meals with this and it’s a healthier substitution for butter!
2) Windows. Windows allow me to see the world outside. I also consider windows a form of entertainment, similar to a television – except I can actually experience what is out there. They can also be opened to let the fresh air in.
3) Candles. They smell wonderful, look nice, and create a serene atmosphere.
4) My camera. I love the new perspective gained from behind the lens. Looking through my camera helps me to notice and appreciate the simple every day details – raindrops, cracks, colors in the sky, ladybugs, and the way the light falls through a window. Fortunately, it’s gotten to a point where I don’t need the camera any more to appreciate those things.
5) Glasses. The kind you see with, not drink out of. My glasses help me read and provide my eyes with relief after a day wearing contacts.
6) Reusable water bottle. Free water + little waste = perfect.
7) My library card. No need to buy any books, movies, CDs, or magazines again and have them clutter up the home. I can read them, watch them, listen to them, and return them when done – for free! All with one little card. Sweet.
8) My hands. I was thinking about how much my hands do for me. They build, carry, comfort, communicate, write, create, move. My hands set my ideas into motion.
9) Volleyball. I don’t really like to watch sports, I like to play. When I was in high school, volleyball was the sport that whipped me into shape. I stopped playing competitively in college to focus on schoolwork, but now I play for fun on the weekends. Great game, good way to get my body moving, and a fun way to hang out with friends!
10) Mochi ice cream. These Japanese golf ball-sized sticky rice-covered balls of ice cream are absolutely marvelous! The outer shell is a powdery soft dough whilst the inside consists of soft, cold, yummy ice cream. You eat it with your hands! (Or with a toothpick, I suppose.)
Have a wonderful weekend! Try something new.