The lady at the bank told me that I’m doing awesome things. Even though her words actually followed my lengthy explanation of my own struggles of juggling college and a business and everything else in between, they still touched me. I’m not sure why I’m inclined to tell total strangers about the deep parts of my heart, but it’s something that comes naturally to me. Anyway, after I left the bank and headed off to get a few more errands done before the snow hits, her four words stuck with me.

Something so simple and small, spoken from someone I had only known for a grand total of 3 minutes. Maybe 4 (I talk a lot).

Well, I’m grateful for people like that. And the truth is, everyone should be a little more like the lady at the bank. If we spent our time spreading encouraging words, rather than words of jealously, animosity, and discontentment, what a better world it would be. It’s something so simple to do.

And I have to admit, I’ve been a little down in the dumps due to this weather. My little sister was planning on coming home, I had plans (not related to school or photography) tonight, and I had so many awesome sessions planned for tomorrow. It’s a bummer. But I could be upset and do nothing about it, or I could be productive and do nothing about it. See what I’m getting at? Some things, we just have no control over. It’s so easy to get caught up in the negatives, that we are failing to see the positives in a situation. And the only reason that my one “down in the dumps” thought didn’t lead to a thousand more unhappy thoughts can be traced back to four simple words.

I’m doing awesome things.

AWESOME things.

Beautiful, amazing, timeless, things.

So instead of being bummed out and cabin feverish, I’m taking advantage of this extra down time to play catch up with sessions and homework.

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