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gratitude – Sweetness

A few things making me happy (as part of my life list  ongoing gratitude journal):

First, a note. I must confess I have long hated and resented  the word sweet. Those feelings are slowly turning to sometime more like distrust, I’d say. I have less time to hate things. Still, it feels like a cop out, this word. How honest is sweet? Also, an assumption. Girls = Sweet. And don’t forget the numerous cringe-inducing commands to “Stay Sweet” scrawled across all my High School yearbooks in hot pink ink. Really, that’s all you have to say? Sometimes it feels like a personal failure when I hear that word.

So it felt strange when, looking through my photostream gathering photos for this post, sweet was the word that kept popping to mind. Photo after photo. Fresh. Delicate. Pleasant. Winning and charming. I think maybe it’s time for me to make my peace with sweet.

Still, I reserve the right to squinch up my face and stick out my tongue at anyone who dares tells me I’m “sweet”. And don’t wink at me, either. I hate that.

Katie P's macaroons
Something small and french and pink: Eating too many homemade macaroons at brunch with good friends and lively conversation.
baby hair
Yes, Virginia, kewpie doll hair is real.

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gratitude – Heatwaves

A few things making me happy (as part of my life list  ongoing gratitude journal):

Orange skies over water
summer kitchen
window sills full of tomatoes and basil bouquets
Topsail Beach
the luxury of time to look down at my toes
watching roots grow
dressing for the weather
the decadence of a late night dinner alone, catching up on a favorite show
Topsail Beach
friendly faces