Happy Sunday everyone. Today’s short list of grace notes is being brought to you from a coffee shop just West of downtown Austin. It’s been a cold, grey, rainy, slow weekend for us, and I’m perfectly content with it. Even thought B and I had planned a few things, we’ve both grown to be more accepting when plans change. Most days I liked to have everything planned out: what we’ll accomplish, or where we’ll go. However, since dating B I’ve become much more spontaneous. Yesterday, after canceling our plans because of alleged snow, we had a slow morning and ended up wandering through shops around the city for the rest of the day. Today we woke up and decided to sit and work together over a few cups of coffee. No real plans were made, we just wanted to be together and rest. As we prepare for another week full of work, I’d like to share some links I’ve found inspiring.
- “‘Used to be’, is not necessarily a mark of failure or even obsolescence. It’s more often a sign of bravery and progess. If you were brave enough to leap, who would you choose to ‘used to be’?,” said Seth Godin. 12/31/14
- “We refuse to turn off our computers, turn off our phone, log off Facebook, and just sit in silence, because in those moments we might actually have to face up to who we really are.” —Jefferson Bethke, in an article from Joshua Becker, Becoming Minimalist.
- Lulled by Seth Godin.
- “Grace means we don’t need to airbrush our lives to make them just look like they’re working,” tweeted Bob Goff.
- Watch this moving new music video Elastic Heart by Sia. I’m so captivated by this.
- Lettering by @thefozzybook has been a constant inspiration for me. I’m ordering one of these Wink of Luna’s by Kuretake Zig thanks to her.
- This lettering and article by Eva Jorgensen of Sycamore Street Press.