inspired words | Calendar of Wisdom, May 31

 

This morning I shared a wonderful phone conversation with my mom as I drank coffee on the porch. She is a beautiful individual who would strike you as always being cheerful, uplifting, and optimistic. Obviously, there is no one who feels this way constantly, but my mom encourages me with her attitude by reminding me where true happiness comes from. Sometimes I go after things that I think will make me happy, but they disappoint me instead. These are the times I reevaluate my definition of the word. Am I daily relying on my husband, my job, others' opinions of me, the measure of my success, or the reflection in the mirror for my happiness? Chances are I'll find myself let down by one or all of the above. The wellspring of my happiness needs to be drawn from something much, much deeper. By first looking inside myself to see what needs to change, I begin this process and the path towards true happiness. It is a daily and continual effort, but it's worth making.

seen | Lovely Letterpress Prints (& giveaway winner!)

It's still early on Saturday and I'm entertaining the notion to go for a jog. I have a lot I want to accomplish around the house before work today, so I'm enjoying this quiet time before the bustling begins.

I spotted these wonderful letterpress prints by Tag Team Thompkins over on Paper Crave the other day. I love everything about them from the gorgeous hand-lettering and papercut images to the monochromatic palette and the lovely quotes. I could see a small set of these hanging in a bedroom or lining a hallway.

Aren't they sweet? And so reasonably priced. I have a couple people in mind I want to get one of these for. And yes, these do increase my desire to learn calligraphy.

Oh, and thank you to all who entered my giveaway! I had so much fun reading about your favorite products and scents, your creations and memories. I used Random.org to choose a winner for the handmade soap and Sylvia, it was you! I will be contacting you soon so I can send your prize.

Photo credits: Paper Crave via Tag Team Thompkins(1, 2, 3)