Love for Life

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Hello, hello! ❀ It’s been such a great week; where do I even begin?

I think before I dive into yesterday’s outfit of the day and the events of last night, I’ll start with something crafty first!

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I made a headband for Valentine’s Day!!! This has been on my to-do list lately, and I love how it turned out. I will have conversation hearts on my head for the holiday, and it will be glorious!

Honestly? I have absolutely no plans for Valentine’s Day, but I will find any excuse to wear a holiday-themed outfit. Also, it doesn’t have to be a holiday just for couples; there are plenty of ways to celebrate the holiday if you are single like myself, and it can be fun! I plan to do a special Valentine’s Day post, but I’ll save that for when the day arrives. πŸ™‚

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Last night was a special night because I went to Art Hop, but more specifically, I went solely to see a particular exhibit that I can’t wait to talk more about!

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I haven’t been to Art Hop in awhile, so I wanted to wear something extra cute!!! This blouse is so comfortable and super feminine (it’s from Forever21).

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The exhibit I went to check out was calledΒ Art Beyond Bars,Β and it featured primarily poetry written by local inmates. There were poetry readings – some by people who were previously incarcerated, and spoke of how poetry helped them express themselves in a healthy way that made them better people.

I wouldn’t have missed this for anything! I’d been looking forward to it all week, and it didn’t disappoint. I read through every poem on the wall, and it amazed me how profound and thought-provoking they were. It gave me a refreshing appreciation and love for life.

I came across a quote this past week:

“Don’t give up on people. Miracles happen every day.”Β 

I feel this quote applies a lot to what I saw at the exhibit. Clearly, they did something wrong to have ended up incarcerated, but I’d like to think that somehow, through art, poetry, spirituality, or any other means, they’ve found it in their hearts to become better people.Β  The parable of the lost sheep comes to mind.Β  ❀

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The remainder of the evening was a lot of fun. My friend and I roamed around downtown and stopped by a coffee shop and listened to a live singer, then called it a night. Thankfully, it’s been really warm lately (around 70 degrees!) so walking around at night wasn’t cold, but rather comfortable.

I hope everyone has had a good week! Seeeeee you next time!

 

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