Four Years & Links for Your Weekend

Fun Fact: Four years ago yesterday – Tim asked me to marry him. (I’m sure he’d say it was one of the best decisions of his life.)

I texted him yesterday (while he was working upstairs, because I am so not intrusive when he’s working from home) that it was our ‘engagement-versary’ to which he responded “happy engagement-versary”. And that was the last time it was mentioned.

I guess my expectations of diamonds/flowers/a fancy hot chocolate were too high. Maybe next year. (Although, if you’re reading this, Tim, it isn’t too late! I’ll still accept any of these!)

links for your weekend

Things I’ve Read on the Web

// Our Relationship with the Present Moment: “What can we do to develop this better relationship with the Present Moment? Treat it with respect, and give it the attention it deserves. After all, just like with our relationship with anyone else — we have limited time to spend with it, and once that time is up, we can’t get any more.” (here)

// You Weren’t Born to Pay Off Debt and Die: “Every time you go into debt to buy something, you are making a choice. You are choosing to give up some amount of your next paycheque, your time by having to work more hours to pay it off, and your mental capacity which stores the stress and anxiety we carry when we owe money. You are also choosing to take on the physical reactions that come with carrying that stress and anxiety around. If you’ve ever been in debt, or are currently in debt, I think you know exactly what I’m talking about.” (here)

// How to Become a Luckier Person Overnight: “I can afford a new bike. I’ve never felt a desire to steal from people. Aren’t I lucky that I don’t know what it’s like to enter a building illegally, and rifle through someone else’s belongings, hoping to find something I can sell for fifty bucks? I would rather lose all my possessions than be that guy. I’m also glad to know that the locker was so insecure before I put anything irreplaceable in there.” (here)

// Just… stop: “So when faced with the tension between a desire (I want to slow down, to press pause and soak in this moment right now) and a perceived requirement (but I need to sweep the floor, attend a meeting, fill out this form) what do we do? How do we bridge that gap? We stop anyway.” (here)

I hope you have a wonderful weekend filled with chocolate or flowers or dates or friends or family or whatever it is you’re doing to celebrate (or not celebrate) love!

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12 Responses to Four Years & Links for Your Weekend

  1. I love this post. Great finds. I especially love the first one about the present moment. Happy engagement-versary! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  2. erinhzauner says:

    your links are always so awesome. i had read that “how to become a luckier person” article, and it was such a great outlook on the concept of gratefulness. it’s how my dad lives his life, and how he always tries to get us to live ours, and this put it into a great perspective for me after hearing it with deaf ears a lot of times.

    • Lisa says:

      It’s so easy to THINK about being grateful and it’s harder to really FEEL it. I’m working on it, though! I think it’s awesome your dad lives that way so you have a good role model for it!

  3. I’m actually making our engagiversary an official tradition this year!! I’ll be posting about it at the end of this month. Ours is on February 21st 🙂

  4. great post lisa! we never celebrate our engagement but i think its a good idea! i love sharing the present moment. happy engage anniversary 😀

  5. Erin says:

    Happy engagement-iversary! 😉 February is a special month for us because it’s when we started dating… we always ‘refer’ to it and I accept candy as a gifts 😉 Love the links this week- especially the debt one- YES!

  6. EdyeNicolesMakeup says:

    Happy engagement anniversary!! Have a great day 🙂

    Edye //

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