handstands + happy thoughts



"I remember when I really admired Carly Patterson. I'm going to look up some videos of her doing gymnastics!" 
watches videos
"Wow! She is better than I remembered! Haha, I wonder if I could do a handstand. I'm going to try."


I'd like to hit the pause button here and say I wish that mental voice was coming from a 10 year old. Um, no. It was coming from the mind of me, the almost 18 year old. I have never done a handstand in my life, please don't ask me why I wanted to try one then.

All that to say, the first few days of legal adulthood were spent flat on my back, sore as anything. I am no Carly Patterson let me tell you. I did give a Valentines Day card to Courtney Kupets way back in the day, but apparently that didn't make me part of the elite club of "Olympic Gymnasts."

But I can do jazz hands like nobody's business. So apparently I am good for something. 

So on that note! I have been thinking about happy things to take my mind off the pain. So far it's working. Below are some happy thoughts that I'd like to share with you. ;)

[apparently i need this book] 

[seen the hunger games movie? makes me laugh every time.] 

[this is really quite amazing.] 



[blimey cow has started putting out messy mondays recently. but quite a few years ago they did some skits that are pure GOLD. my sisters and i have been quoting this one constantly. ]

[just one more. this is adorable. and funny. it made me laugh and then i cried out in pain because laughing hurts. oh well.] 

Leave your own happy things in the comment box! I'd love to see what's making you smile this week.