Saint Keroppi: Making Monday Fabulous with a Good Read and A Splash of Green

Googly-Eye Ring: eBay / Keroppi Clips: Amazon / Ring: Local vendor

I don’t know about you, but I actually really enjoy Mondays!! It’s the first day of a new week, and since I work from home, it gives me structure and a time to shine through my work ethic by hitting the ground running with productivity. And on this Monday, while I got stuff done for work, I thought I’d start off the week with some bright green Keroppi hair clips to brighten up this rainy day at home!

Isn’t this little Sanrio frog guy just the cutest? This is my first time wearing these hair clips, and they really brightened up my dark floral ensemble!!

Because, while I can definitely be business-minded when I need to be, I like to wear fun little accessories to remind myself to be silly. ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’›

Socks: Forever 21 / Shoes: Dolls Kill

I’m a very silly person, but I do enjoy serious reads from time to time, such as my current one, Saint Augustine Confessions, written between AD 397 and 400! Thankfully, it’s been translated into simpler terms a modern reader such as myself can understand.

I normally go for military nonfiction reads, but I actually have a big interest in autobiographies written by long ago religious figures who wrote about their spiritual journey. It’s pretty fascinating and I always learn something enlightening from these kinds of reads!

And it always amazes me how relatable these autobiographies can be, surprisingly enough. I suppose it comes down to the simple fact that we’re all humans, at the end of the day.

Although, I can’t imagine Saint Augustine donning Keroppi hair clips. But I’m sure he’d be happy knowing someone in 2023 is reading his works, and learning something from it! ๐Ÿ˜‰

11 thoughts on “Saint Keroppi: Making Monday Fabulous with a Good Read and A Splash of Green

  1. That is definitely an adorable little frog. A love frogs, as I think you know. Sanrio frog goes well with your floral ensemble.

    Augustine of Hippo was a deep thinker. He had a tremendous influence on the western church. As much as Paul defined Christianity in the first Century, the western church lives and breathes Augustine. That is not the case for the Eastern Orthodox Church, however. Augustine has no influence on the eastern church. After you finish Augustine, you might consider looking up information on Saint Denis of Paris (third Century) often confused with Dionysius the Areopagite (first century), and Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite (5th & 6th centuries close to Augustine) to get a feel for the influences on the eastern church. Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite wrote confessions and mystical writings.

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    1. Frogs are soooo cute!!! ๐Ÿธ๐Ÿ’– I know you love them, too! Thank you!

      And wow!!! Thank you for this nugget of knowledge; thatโ€™s so cool you know so much about this topic! I had no idea about the different influences on eastern and western churches. I will look into the ones you mentioned!

      I look forward to reading Julian of Norwichโ€™s Revelations of Divine Love next; Iโ€™ve been wanting to read that one for a long while now! ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿค“

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      1. You also need to look up The Great Schism of 1054 between the east and west. It’s a huge spit between the eastern and western churches that has never been healed. It all came from the Filioque meaning “and from the Son” added to the Nicene Crede (which came out of the First Council of Constantinople in 381) by a western church council in the 6th century without the consent of the eastern church. It’s all about the nature of how the Son and the Holy Spirit proceed from the Father (Augustine has one of the most logical arguments about the nature of the Trinity and how they can be at one God but three separate beings). The Great Schism seems kind of petty, but it had and has a huge effect on maintaining differences between the eastern and western Christian churches.

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  2. What a great way of looking at Mondays! And what adorable frogs! I also love that the Banana Girl ring has made another appearance; the first pic of you with it looks like it could be the poster for a kids’ show, which I mean in the best possible way. On the book front, I’m glad you’re enjoying your latest read. What you say about it rings so true: “And it always amazes me how relatable these autobiographies can be, surprisingly enough. I suppose it comes down to the simple fact that weโ€™re all humans, at the end of the day.” That’s why I love to read too! Finally, your closer about St. Augustine and Keroppi clips is hilarious! Way to bring it full circle! ๐Ÿธ๐Ÿธ๐Ÿธ

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