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I have a choice every morning. To thank my God above for another opportunity to live and breathe and laugh. Or to get overwhelmed by the weighty troubles of the world.
It seems like every time I turn on the news, there's another reason to want to lock my doors and hold my babies close, my prayers infused with anxiety and my heart trampled with the ache of another trauma. But I know that is just my fear masquerading as "logic", when in fact, the best thing I can do is raise my little people up to be strong and unafraid. Each morning is teeming with an opportunity to accept grace for the day. I am reminded each morning when I'm driving my son to school and I'm suddenly blinded by the sunflare piercing through the mighty maple trees in my neighborhood. "This isn't a day to fear," it seems to remind to me. "This is a day to celebrate the beauty of your life."
My Dad used to tell me that I live in "Kristen land". Apparently I often had my head up in the clouds, believing and dreaming for things to always go in my favor. He used to tease slash roll his eyes at me about it, thinking that I was sometimes a naive about reality. But I would just shrug my shoulders at him and say, "It's not bad in Kristen land. Come on over."
When I saw these rosy glasses at Warby Parker, I was immediately reminded of my Dad's jest in poking fun at me. But these glasses made me think of that "Kristen land", a place of hope and silliness and fun and perhaps a slight lack of reality. But still. In this day and age, is it so bad to see the world through rose-colored glasses? "I'll take them," I told the saleswoman. I smile every time I wear them.
Friends, we have a choice today. Is life beautiful, or awful? Perhaps it's a bit of both, depending on what you pay attention to. But there is grace today to put on a new set of glasses and see things a bit rosier. Thank your maker for the opportunity to breathe deep and see things how he sees them. I like to think it's a litttttttle bit rosy, like over here in Kristen land ;)
Warby Parker Louise Glasses (small) in Rosewater
Warby Parker Louise glasses in small Rosewater, Anthropologie skirt (sold out, similar here), Urban Outfitters cami (past season, similar here), Halogen lace-up flats, Banana Republic clutch (past season, similar here), Fab'rik Keyhole bralette (similar below), ILIA multistick on my lips and cheeks in shade "A Fine Romance"