pure.

Over the last few months, multiple people have said that they can see that I have a “pure heart” and “pure intentions.” I think when some feelings come so naturally to you, it is hard to see the purity behind them. Sometimes you need an outsider’s perspective to see the inside of your heart.

ten thousand reasons.

Today, this song gave me comfort. In the midst of “I don’t know”s and “I’m figuring it out”s…I know that there is comfort in His constancy. Ten thousand reasons for my heart to find.

Bless the Lord, O my soul
O my soul
Worship His holy name
Sing like never before
O my soul
I’ll worship Your holy name

The sun comes up, it’s a new day dawning
It’s time to sing Your song again
Whatever may pass, and whatever lies before me
Let me be singing when the evening comes

Bless the Lord, O my soul
O my soul
Worship His holy name
Sing like never before
O my soul
I’ll worship Your holy name

You’re rich in love, and You’re slow to anger
Your name is great, and Your heart is kind
For all Your goodness I will keep on singing
Ten thousand reasons for my heart to find

a simple hi.

Oh hi, October. When did you creep up on me?

It’s hit over 100 degrees in Los Angeles this week. I find that to be incredibly…stifling. I normally don’t want to complain about this great city because there are enough haters out there…but C’MON LA WHY YOU SO DAMN HOT?! Let it be autumn weather already! No more of this Indian summer business.

In other news, today I saw Donald Glover and Sandra Oh at one of my favorite bakeries, Proof Bakery. I was sharing breakfast with some great friends. Great pastries, great company — this combination alone trumped the celebrity sightings.

Yesterday, a friend wrote “hi” to me on my Facebook wall. A simple hi goes a long way. It made me feel loved. All it takes is 1.2 seconds to type out those two letters. Maybe an additional 2 seconds to type a : and a ), my favorite emoticon.

So to you and yours: hi. Extending that greeting to you today.

:)