simply loving | olive june
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simply loving

this year i am focusing on wholeness as my overall intention
i found this quote recently and can't stop thinking about it: 

"I actually attack the concept of happiness. The idea that- I don't mind people being happy- but the idea that everything we do is part of the pursuit of happiness seems to me a really dangerous idea and has led to a contemporary disease in Western society, which is fear of sadness. It's a really odd thing that we're now seeing people saying "write down three things that made you happy today before you go to sleep and "cheer up" and "happiness is our birthright" and so on. We're kind of teaching our kids that happiness is the default position. It's rubbish. Wholeness is what we ought to be striving for and part of that is sadness, disappointment, frustration, failure; all of those things which make us who we are. Happiness and victory and fulfillment are nice little things that also happen to us, but they don't teach us much. Everyone says we grow through pain and then as soon as they experience pain they say, "Quick! Move on! Cheer up!" I'd like just for a year to have a moratorium on the word "happiness" and to replace it with the word "wholeness." Ask yourself, "Is this contributing to wholeness?" and if you're having a bad day, it is."

-Hugh McKay, author of The Good Life

simply loving | 

01. toccare day spa in charlotte is so dreamy
02. i am on the hunt for a matte gold cutlery set - any ideas? + i am not opposed to vintage! 
03. ramen and sticky buns at optimist hall 
05. snow flurries yesterday afternoon + evening
07. vintage rugs
08. opera and classical music has been playing in our home a lot lately 
09. all of the shops in over-the-rhine . cincinnati (if you are close, plan a trip!) 
11. funny bunny nail polish 
13. taking care of my plant babies + dreaming of new ones hopefully soon
15. winter light + baths + journaling + when my boys sing
a new read . have you read- thoughts? 
this little romper was a thrift store find for $1.99 . that sweet little bunny is everything
-something to ask yourself today-
"what do you like about yourself"

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