Good morning, Friday friends! We are expecting rain and thunderstorms all weekend long. I really don't think we've had two sunny weekends since the middle of March, but I can't complain. I have a lot on my to-do list and it will surely keep me busy until the sun returns and I can get back to enjoying the pool on Monday. What are your weekend plans?
Here are my favorite reads for the week. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did!
From around the web:
- For anyone who has ever, ever, ever had rocky spots in their marriages or committed relationships and has thought that ending things was the best outcome, you must read this.
- If you are an extrovert who is dating an introvert, there are 11 things you need to know about them and #5 is so true for me!
- One place I've always wanted to visit is New Zealand. Photographer Antony Harrison recently shared some pictures of the country's South Island which is more beautiful than you can imagine.
- Perhaps you're looking for more inspiration in your life? Samantha McGraw shared seven ways to live a more inspired life, on Huffington Post.
On the blogosphere:
- If you feel like the first half of the year hasn't gone as you planned and want to try again in the second half, you can get a fresh start in June according to Ann Voskamp.
- Propel Women founder, Christine Caine just wrote a powerful article about shame and five hidden consequences of it.
- Amber from Mr. Thomas and Me shared yesterday on her blog, three life lessons to learn this month. It's a must read.
- "Hope is a stretching of its ligaments, a limber reach for something greater." Maria Popova in her commencement speech at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania. (video)
Here on A Simpler Grace:
- Wednesday brought the start of a new month and the reflection on the goals from last month. To see how I did, check out my Goals post.
- Tuesday, I recapped what I was up to here on the blog and in life in my taking stock post, Monthly Reflections.
- Last Friday, I collaborated with Becca from The Fit Foodnista and shared my favorite healthy snacks to pack when traveling.
- And in case you missed it, last Wednesday, one of my May sponsors, Kayla, shared some tips on getting started with Bible journaling.
What are you loving from this week?
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