today should be a great day

"Life is more than Facebook photos, Twitter updates, LinkedIn profiles, blog followers, or overall web presence.
Life means more than the sum of bank account figures, stock portfolio projections, successful capital ventures, or career choices.
Life can't be measured by the size of wardrobe, shineyness of vehicle, quality of education, stylishness of living quarters, or physique of body.
So what is it?

A baby's laugh, a bird's song, the wind's whisper.
Autumn leaves, hazy blue mountains, the starry sky.
Piping-hot apple pie, homemade ice cream, and Thanksgiving feast.
Sand between toes, tropical breeze in hair, and ice-cold drink in hand.
The scent after a summer rain shower, fresh white linen sheets in a sun-soaked room, the love of your life's favorite shampoo."

- Andrew Shankles, from Living on the Edge
(a must-read if you're looking for something a little deeper than a fashion blog!)


Elana said...

Such a sweet, inspirational post! Thanks for putting this up, it made me so happy. Hope you're having a wonderful day!

Ali W. said...

This is so awesome Priya. This is just what I needed today. I have been struggling so much with prioritizing and am really starting to notice the things that I don't want to miss! I love this. Perfect quote.

tsbjf said...

The house by the water totally brought back memories of the movie The Lake House, circa 2006. Have you seen it?

Marie McGrath (The Joy of Fashion) said...

I totally agree, this is such a beautiful post. I find my happiness in all the little things: the way my cat purrs when I pet him, the sound of the birds outside my window in the morning, the wind blowing on a hot day... its all in the little things!


The Braided Bandit said...

This is so true! Such a pretty post. I have been thinking a lot about this lately- and completely ignored my shop and blog last weekend to just get out there and enjoy life!
xo Hannah

Priya said...

I have not seen it but I know which one you're talking about! This is actually a boat shed on a lake in Finland!

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