October Things

Sunday, November 1, 2015

"For a seed to achieve its greatest expression, it must come completely undone. The shell cracks, its insides come out and everything changes. To someone who doesn't understand, it would look like complete destruction."
— Cynthia Occelli

Some things I enjoyed last month:

– My FAVORITE news story ever – a man rescues an abandoned, injured baby deer, who then refuses to leave his side. This is just too adorable.

– This article on why we should never tell our daughters, "He's only mean because he likes you." One of the best, and most important, reasons given is that regardless of the reason behind the child's actions, intentionally hurting others is just not okay. "When you tell your child that they were harmed because another person likes them, you're connecting pain with love. That not only normalizes being abused, but also abusing others."

– Katie's story about the kindness of one in the city of strangers is just what you need to restore your faith in humanity. Truly a beautiful story.

– Possibly one of my favorite videos ever: "How to Live on $3 a Day." Healthy food tends to be more expensive, but it's surprising to find out how much healthy food you can cook on your own for very little money. (Since I now live on my own, I was taking a lot of mental notes while watching this.)

– After having it on "My List" on Netflix for months, I finally started watching Gilmore Girls. I'm still on season 1 but am lov-ing it.

– "Are your good intentions out of whack?" because sometimes we start off doing the right thing, but end up taking it too far.

– I love reading advice-style posts, especially other people's "What I've Learned"-type lists. They're always relatable and make me feel like I'm not the only one learning life lessons the hard way. Meg's "30 Things I Know Now That I Didn't Always" was a very enjoyable read.

– And lastly, a little laugh for you all:

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