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a happy holiday ❤


Why? This is an important question to ask of everything you do. In my own life, if it doesn’t make my eyes go wide or bring me some kind of release, it has to go. I try to stay in the light, always inching towards brightness as a way of being. This very basic mantra applies itself easily to work endeavors, relationships, literature and music of choice, what I eat, awareness of my tone of voice at a given time, whether or not to risk driving way over the speed limit in a situation.. You get the idea. I try to move and speak with kindness whenever possible. It makes any confrontation with the big WHY a touch simpler.

The aspect of intention is something I think about often, especially with running this small space. Why a post on one particular recipe or ingredient? What does that say about my space in time? Can people relate? Is that important? Is it accessible? Should I say this? Is it better to say nothing at all? Is an expression of some deeply inner and unusual thing necessary? Is the specification of Mexican oregano douche-y? What is driving the visual component? Maybe that needs to be fleshed out or more inspired? What are we even doing here? …The second that I feel like I’m preaching to the converted or that everything is the same, I want to change it all, move away from the paradigm towards something that feels new and more productive.

So with the guiding idea of kindness and a general desire to dwell in the light, I want to make this space better. I know that I’m unworthy of being in a position of concern over the improvement of a personal and completely unnecessary thing that exists on the internet. It feels ridiculous, now as ever, but it does exist. And if it does exist, it should be as incredible as my own human achievement will allow. So I’ll be letting that thought marinate over the next couple weeks. It’s a mindful powering down in order to power-up sort of effort, if you will (I hope you will).

Be safe and warm over the holidays, friends. I’ll see you in the new year with a smile and something delicious to eat, I promise.

xoxo
Laura

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Winnie21/12/2012 - 1:21 pm

I hope someday that we get to meet…I think we would really get along since I can really relate to everything you said here. Have a happy holiday Laura ;)

Hannah21/12/2012 - 3:46 pm

May gratitude continue to carry you towards that light with grace dear Laura. Have happy holidays and see you on the other side :)

Clare22/12/2012 - 12:50 pm

Striving is the most basic human “why” there is. :) You provide something beautiful, with heart and thought, and that within itself is the closest to a “why” I’ve ever gotten. Happy, happy holidays…

sam23/12/2012 - 12:30 am

I think about intention every single day. It is a guiding principle, but something that I need to be reminded of. The ability to intend and create! Thank you for the beautiful blog post. Happy holidays.

amy23/12/2012 - 11:14 am

peace and luv 2 you, laura! <3
thanks for all you give in this space :)

Kasey23/12/2012 - 12:09 pm

I think, as humans, it is our responsibility to always strive to be better, and to try (as best we can) to live with intention. Just want you to know your space is always a place that makes me think, feel warm, and connected. Happy holidays to you, friend! xo

Kathryne24/12/2012 - 1:08 am

I’m so glad we met this summer, Laura. Your spirit just glows. The intention with which you produce your posts is so evident here, always. Keep on striving and happy holidays, friend.

Kathryn24/12/2012 - 12:51 pm

Happy holidays Laura, I look forward to seeing what amazingness you come up with in 2013.

sara27/12/2012 - 1:08 am

i love your space. thank you for being wonderful. happy holiday to you my dear!!

Elenore Bendel Zahn31/12/2012 - 5:01 am

You are so dear to my heart!

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