22 May 2010

a lovely saturday

Indeed it was :) I had two sweet chihuahuas hanging out with me today.
I got 10 pairs of Old Navy flip-flops for their annual $1 sale (thanks Nicole and Mom).
I wore a dress for the third time this week and felt great.
I completed some art journal pages too...

love. love.
I have also been thinking a lot :)
Do you ever feel sooo tiny in this world?
Like there is soo much to do and so many people to help and so many wrong things that need to be changed?
Sometimes I feel helpless in that way.
When I see things that are happening all over this world and I can't even fathom it it's so horrible, all I want to do is help.
I have been thinking about that a lot.
I'm sure a lot of it has to do with the fact that I have been reading a book series that takes place in Botswana and refers a lot to many tragic things happening in Africa all over.
It makes me sad.
I want to help!
Anyway, here is one of my (many many) favorite quotes from Martin Luther King Jr. that I will leave you all with tonight :)

"it's possible that the priest and the Levite looked over that man on the ground and wondered if the robbers were still around. Or it's possible that they felt that the man on the ground was merely faking. And he was acting like he had been robbed and hurt, in order to seize them over there, lure them there for quick and easy seizure. And so the first question that the priest asked -- the first question that the Levite asked was, "If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?"
But then the Good Samaritan came by.
And he reversed the question: "If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?"

I want to be that Good Samaritan.

Night friends <3


  1. I'm proud of you! Your second page is so very true and I'm proud of you for realizing that. =)
    Texting with you today brightened my day! hehe (& of course, the keychain and drawing made me smile great big!!!) You're awesome and I'm blessed to have you for a friend. xoxo

  2. Yippee for Old Navy flip flop sale!!! Dresses are one of my favorite things about warmer weather!! They are so fun! :D
    Your journaling is awesome!!!! Love it all!!! Reading your second entry is so inspiring!! Thank you! :D Is that something you came up with or is it a quote!??
    I so agree with you about being so tiny and all the HUGE problems in the world. It is so frustrating when people focus on small, unimportant, selfish issues when there is so much out there that our energy should go towards!!! I listen to KLove and there was a story on there the other day about an artist visiting Africa and what they go through to get ONE meal a day…if they are lucky enough to get that! It made me cry! We are so incredibly blessed but yet we can be so blind!
    ...Oh I could so go on and on…
    Well I pray that you have a great rest of the weekend Janel!!! You are doing a fantastic job and I truly appreciate and praise God for you and all your inspiration!!

  3. thanks for sharing that quote janel, its a good one, and one we need to be reminded of.

    i too love your journeling. and i cant tell enough how much i love the flyer you made me. every single time i look at my little cards i made with it i smile and almost squeal with excitement, they could not be more me! you are awesome! i have actually been so excited to send packages out this week, just so i could put those in there!!!


  4. I love love your journaling Janel!! And I totally went to Old Navy and they ran out of my size flip-flops!! what a bummer!! I instead got 9 cutie shirts too make up for it though. You know how you find one style of shirt and then buy it in every color, yea thats me.. I have so much style let me tell you!!! Ok love you!!

  5. i really like ur guilty pleasures art journaling page. it's super cute!

  6. i love the colors of these journal pages! they pop out and make me happy!

    you have such a big heart, janel!! i love that SOOOO much about you!! :)

  7. I only own 3 dresses and 2 are a bit too smart for normal days - need to go to a thrift store and see if I can have a rummage for some funky dresses.

    I want to wear shorts to work but all I can find are ridculously short ones or sport ones which aren't really work appropriate

  8. beautiful quote. I feel the same way. If I let it I can get completely overwhelmed by all the problems in the world. It makes me feel guilty when I complain about my barely problems.
    You're a good person and it shows. You make a difference by being the person that you are.

    I love your art journal. I'm wishing so bad I had signed up for that class. What kind of book are you using? I would love to start making my own.

    Have a great Monday, Janel.


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