Desk Meditation

“Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.”

-Vincent Van Gogh

Sometimes life is overwhelming. What am I accomplishing? What major thing have I done today? Where is my life going? Am I helping anyone?

At my desk I have a notepad from Rifle Paper Co. with the above Van Gogh quote. I read this anywhere from once to a million times a day. It helps me clear my mind of the negative thought that I can’t do anything by myself.

All the small tasks I do throughout the day are great, because together all those monotonous, seemingly meaningless tasks build together to make something great. Sometimes the great thing isn’t great in anyone else’s eyes but mine (I do like crossing off the to-do lists- that in itself is a great and amazing thing).

Having cute desk supplies with quotes/ scripture is not only visually appealing to me, but also a great way to sit and think about Truth; and to diminish the lies that one, small person can’t do something great.

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What’s on your to-do list of greatness?

 

Letter To Friend

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Dear Friend,

You’re the best. You deserve the best. If I could squash all the lies of this world I would. They tell you you’re not loved. LIE. Sometimes you hear you’ve not beautiful. LIE! Have you ever felt that no one likes you? HUGE LIE. I freakin’ think you’re awesome. Those puns you tell- keep them coming. Those brownies you bake- YES PLEASE. That snort in your laugh- adorable.

I’m sorry you’re going through a rough patch right now. I hate it. I wish I could take the pain, the uncertainty, the nights of tears away. I want to be next to you eating a pint (or three) of ice cream (and not that dairy free stuff either) in bed while watching Netflix (you can even choose what we binge on). Yes, I will snort, snot, and cry with you always (and then laugh because we know I’m the ugliest of criers and snorters).

Please call me at 1am, 11:30pm, and all the times in-between. I promise to be ready with an open ear, a funny story, or a sincere prayer whichever you need (hey, I can even do all three).

I need you. Selfishly, I need you. You’re the one I turn to after a bad day, after a good day, after a funny day. You are an amazing friend- a person I can see standing next to me at my wedding. That is important. YOU ARE IMPORTANT.

Friend, if I could take the pain- I would. But I can’t. Since I can’t, I choose to stand by you during the pain (and if you can’t stand, I’ll lie with you). I can’t carry you though. Only guide you to Jesus, the Savior who can carry your burdens and hurt.

“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.”

-2 Corinthians 1:2-4

Please remember that you’re so incredibly beautiful. And that no matter how difficult of a decision today contains, you are strong.

I love you dearly and forever,

Liz