3.07.2014

i have an idea.




What if we finally shook off the pressure that we have to be like somebody else or dress a specific way or say certain words. What if we licked crumbs off our fingers and hugged fiercely and didn't care how loudly we laughed. What if we discarded society's impossible expectations and were brave enough to go without makeup. In public. (I'm really getting revolutionary here.) What if we actually danced in the rain, rather than simply frame those words on our walls. What if we shut off those screens that really do more to hinder than to help, and stopped substituting online hi-bye's for flesh and blood relationships. What if we actually treated those flesh and blood relationships as if they were treasures, instead of friend being nothing more than another word social media has cheapened. What if we cooked dinner at home more often and got up early just because and buried ourselves in raked-up leaf piles and maybe just didn't care anymore about being perfect. What if we stargazed. What if we spent more nights wrapped up in blankets and gathered around an outdoor blaze, the orange light glinting off our faces as we talk about Jesus and sing songs that truly mean something, until our throats ache with the passion. Really, just sometimes I wonder how our lives would be if we made it a soul-ingrained habit to embrace the simple and crave the underrated.

10 comments:

  1. This post was exactly what I needed today. Thank you, Petie.

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  2. Where is the Like button?! Seriously, Petie, that was amazing. Thank you for that reminder!!

    -Eowyn-

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  3. two thumbs up. let's skype soon. :)

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  4. Beautiful reminder this afternoon...thank you.

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  5. Ohmygoodness yes yes yes. I wish this was my life, and the thing is, I know that it could be. Thank you so much for this reminder.

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  6. yes and yes and amen and thank you and also yes.

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  7. this... oh yes. thank you SO much for writing this. exactly what I've been feeling lately.
    xoxo
    - Gabi
    gabisomewhere.blogspot.com

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  8. You are the real deal and this is cool.
    We have to turn our backs on the world and expectations. We have to empty ourselves and be filled with Jesus. He's the only real thing in this life. He's IT. =) And oh, how many gifts He's given to us that we trade for the cheap and accessible.
    You challenge me so much. <3

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  9. Life would be wonderful and it would be grand! You've inspired me to go dance in the rain when I get home from work. I really need to do that more often

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  10. just found your blog here... how did i miss this for so long?!?! but this is fantastic. revolutionary. daring, brave, lively. YES. yes yes yes. :) xx

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