sunday//day of sun//9

April 20, 2017



It was a day of sun & laughter.  It's all good.

Ever have those kinds of weeks where you've been sad?  And then a good day comes along and it's like, life is nice.  Sunday was a day of sun and smiles.

Landline phone calls.
Music.
Shorts on a bike ride.
Wind against skin.  
Warmth of sun and body.
Laughing.
Friends.
Old rowboats.
A thoughtful heart.
Purple flowers poking up through autumn leaves.
Wooden signs on quiet roads.
Mosquitoes.
Long shadows on verdant grass (mine was taller).
Pine trees.
Old fashioned CD players.
Sandals.
Freedom.

Hey, everything's gonna be okay.  No matter what, you are LOVED.  Don't ever let anyone tell you you're not.  Because, my dear, He is holding you.  Always.
Even if this life is a perpetual fight, know that you are always loved.  You are worth it all.  
It's okay to say no and be told no.
It's okay to be afraid (we all are inside).
It's okay to care.
It's okay to forget what they said.
It's okay to humble yourself and forgive.
It's okay to be imperfect.
It's okay to be awkward.

It's okay because we're all in this together.  We're all equals.  YOU ARE SO LOVED.
Everything's gonna be okay.  Promise.
I'm here to let you know it's okay to let go.

Let's live, not just survive.

a nice song.

17 comments

  1. Nice. This is so wonderful. I think we all need to be constantly reminded of this, because you can get just so BEAT DOWN all the time! So this was super encouraging, and very frankly and kindly put. Well done!
    Personally, I love all of those photos -- not to mention the entire list of sun and smiles. (Except, you know, the mosquitoes part...) ;)

    Amelia xxx
    <3

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    1. Thanks, Milly!
      Ugh totally! Glad you liked it. Aww, that's really nice of you to say!
      Yes! :D Haha yeah the mosquitoes definitely weren't my favorite part, but I just couldn't leave them out because they were part. ;D

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  2. LOVE THIS!! There is something so wonderful about a really nice day after a couple of bad ones. knowing everything will be okay is also good. I enjoyed this! I love the landline phone. We don't have them in my house anymore and I miss them.

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    1. THANK YOU!! I know right! It's a great feeling. Aww yeah landlines are seriously the best. ;D
      xx

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  3. beautiful. simple pleasures, reminders of what life is all about...

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    1. Thank you, Sarah! I appreciate you stopping by again! Glad you enjoyed the post. <3 <3

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  4. I really understand that, Sophy. And I've definitely been through that and after that good day I just think, 'Why couldn't it be like this all the time?'. I'm sorry if life isn't quite going your way, but remember that it won't always be like that. <3 I love that you made a list of happy things, I love lists!! xD and btw, I also love your camera strap!! Where did you get it? Or did you make it?

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    1. It's really nice to know someone understands <3 Agh yes!
      I try to just keep telling myself that and keep plugging away. xD I know it's gonna be okay, but it's still rough.
      Lists are honestly the best! :D
      Thanks! I got it for Christmas from here I believe: https://www.amazon.com/Mavota-Colorful-Shoulder-Olympus-Panasonic/dp/B01K5PTFTG/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1492823637&sr=8-7&keywords=camera+strap+colorful
      It's super comfortable.

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  5. I love your photography, and (asides from the mosquitoes) your list is perfectly wonderful.
    I wish all days could be like those lovely, relaxing ones that makes one feel like not one more ounce of happiness can fit inside our souls.
    ~Mira

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    1. Thank you so much, Mira!! Haha thanks :D
      Agh yes they really are the best. I totally agree. <3 <3 <3

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  6. Have I ever.
    Though those days seem so distant. They're really really far and sometimes you forget they exist.
    There's so much hoping and waiting and wishing for something else, the present seems blacker than ever.
    And how do you get beyond the survival point when life is so bleak?
    When surviving becomes a second nature, and living is unheard of.
    When despair clouds your heart and all your can see is the sun on someone else.
    How do you cope?
    Well. That was very dark and broody. Sorry about that :P
    5 9 10 and 13 are my favorite photos!!!

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    1. I know I know. Life is so darn hard and sometimes it's all I can do to keep my head up and keep breath in my body.
      There is so much waiting. And waiting. And waiting. Sometimes all I feel like I do is wait.
      I don't know . . ..
      Yes. I know I'm missing something in my life. I can just feel it. And I think it's that I'm not "living". Not happy. Not content with what I have. I think I'm afraid of something . . . but I don't know what or why.
      No worries! I feel the same way and it's good to hear someone else describe it.
      Thank you!!
      xx

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  7. This is such a lovely post, Sophy. Thanks for the encouragement. I also really like how you linked it in with my recent thoughts on the fight of life. Keep on keeping on, girl!

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    1. Thank you, Jessica!! I really appreciate that. <3 <3

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