A Sunset, Sunflowers and a Sloth

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Happy end of the weekend!

I know, I know. That doesn’t sound very celebratory, now does it? I guess I’m in good spirits still from the weekend, because I did a lot! Sunday morning, my friend and I went to the zoo, which was really fun! I love animals. ♥

Saturday evening, another friend and I went for a walk and then for a bite to eat. I have pretty photos from that, but let’s start on the outfit, shall we?

I wore this yesterday, on Saturday:

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The top is from Goodwill!!! What a find. It looks all sorts of vintage, and I love the tie that drapes down.

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I bought this bracelet like five million years ago and seemed to have forgotten all about it. I was going through a jewelry drawer Saturday morning and BOOM! There it was.

It’s different from my typical jewelry, and that’s why I like it!

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SO! Saturday evening, I wanted to go for a walk, despite the smoke-covered-sky-induced-humidity that is happening. The heat wasn’t so bad in the later evening, and with a breeze, it felt nice. My friend asked if he could join, so we met there.

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This was the most beautiful sunset I think I’ve ever witnessed! The smoke isn’t good of course, but it certainly created a mysterious orange glaze over everything. Nature is so beautiful, and paired with the thick scent of the earth, it was a truly amazing moment.

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After the walk, we stopped for a bite to eat at a café I always walk by when I head over to the park to walk, but had never been to. It was the prettiest little place, and super friendly staff!

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I had a strawberry banana smoothie, and holy moley was it goooooood!!!

 

Sub-topic: …the power of listening. 🙂

So, my friend just got divorced and is feeling pretty down, and is concerned about his future in the dating world. He was voicing his feelings about his situation over dinner and otherwise just letting it all out. Now, I’m literally the last person on earth to give any advice regarding relationships (I’ve intentionally stayed out of the dating world for who knows how long now?!?!!!), but I quickly realized that simply listening was all that was needed.

And my friend thanked me for that. He said I didn’t need to come up with any advice; listening just by itself is helpful.

Sometimes, all that is needed is lending an ear. (Not literally give them your ear).

A lot of people talk. But how many of us truly listen? Listening can be the greatest gift we can give someone.

And if anyone reading is going through a hard time like my friend is – things will always get better. Just hang in there…

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How could I not somehow include the sloth I befriended at the zoo into my blog post today?!?!

See ya!!! ♥

 

6 thoughts on “A Sunset, Sunflowers and a Sloth

  1. Cute top from goodwill!
    Beautiful smokey sunset & flowers !
    Yummy strawberry smoothie!
    You are a wonderful listener and simply listening to someone’s relationship problems is all that Is needed to help!
    And I love the ” hang in there” with the sloth just hanging! Sloths are one of my favorite animals:)

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  2. Awesome bracelet! I love the contrast of the edgy black against the feminine lace and butterfly. It’s always a gift to find an old favorite! Your sunset/sunflower pictures are gorgeous; you have a real talent for capturing nature. Finally, what you say about listening is so true. Sometimes the most helpful thing we can do is listen to someone who needs to work through his/her stuff. The hang in there sloth was a cool way to punctuate that; I’m a big sloth fan. 🙂

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