Everyday Blessings // 2

Yes, I've decided to change the name of these posts.  'Pleasurable Delights' reminded me too much of Turkish Delights (from Narnia) and while I love Narnia and all, i don't like how those candies had to do with the White Witch and all that stuff.  So...I'm changing it to  
Everyday Blessings. ♥


>> Having friends over for my graduation 
>> Receiving the whole set of The Hunger Games (from M. family)
>> Getting the Hunger Games poster (from Daniel)
>> Money in my wallet
>> A Dutch Bros. gift card (from D. family)
>> Going to see The Dark Knight Rises with three friends and my bro
>> Bonfires
>> Sleepover at a friends' house
>> How It Should Have Ended videos
>> Getting first and third place ribbons at the fair
>> Being told I have an 'amazing singing voice'
>> Being comfortable wearing my bro's hoodie and not caring if it's oversized on me
>> Goodmorning texts
>> Someone calling me 'sweetheart'
>> Adding to my book collection
>> Being inspired to play piano, violin and cello more often
>> Singing in harmony with a bestie
>> Roasting marshmallows (I like mine coal black...)
>> Meeting new friends through old friends
>> RSVP-ing 'YES' to wedding invitations
>> Making wedding favors for my friend's wedding
>> Adding more photos of my friends to my friendship heart on my wall
>> Hearing about an actor who goes to visit shooting victims in hospital - and being a real hero to them (when I heard about this, my respect and admiration for Christian Bale went up about 2,000,000 notches)


Everyday Blessings // 1

I was inspired to start these weekly posts by dear Hazel.  She does an 'Enchantments' post every once in awhile...with a list of things that make her happy and...enchanted.

Oh and I know I don't give very many shout-outs to people and blogs, but Hazel deserves one.  She's...radical.  And she has an amazing blog.  She is such a gifted writer and I have never read a post that I didn't like by her.  She deserves 1,000 followers but is at a steadily growing pace of about 40 right now.  You should visit her blog.  And follow her.  And comment on her posts.  And tell her that Raquel says she loves her and sent you over to show her some love.


>> Pinterest
>> when people follow me or like a photo on Instagram
>> making collages (I finished mine for my graduation)
>> people telling me that I make them smile
>> sunsets (Oregon has been having some amazing ones lately... ::sighs::)
>> homemade ice cream
>> when my cat wants to cuddle with me
>> guest posting
>> little girls' curly hair
>> spending time with Jesus
>> massages from my big bro
>> friend requests on Facebook
>> not getting tired of a song that hits home every time you listen to it
>> fuzzy blankets
>> clean rooms
>> fresh bed sheets
>> weddings
>> random acts of love and kindness...like this:


What are some of your everyday blessings of this week?