i know i've been neglecting this blog, but i just looked back and realized that i haven't posted in over six weeks! where does the time go...? life can take unexpected twists and turns, and lately stuff has been going on in my life that has caused me to focus my attention outside of the blogosphere.
i still plan on posting to falafel for the soul, it just might not be as regular as it once was. and even though i'm not blogging as frequently, i'm still out there in the world trying to spread positivity, and i encourage you to keep doing the same!
inspiring, touching, uplifting... not necessarily the words that come to mind when you think of the lineup of shows on mtv. but the buried life is all those things and more.
the show follows a group of four guy friends on their journey to cross items off a list of 100 things they want to do before they die... from attending a party at the playboy mansion to helping deliver a baby. there's also a twist: for every item they cross off their list, they help a stranger accomplish something on theirs.
when i first started seeing ads for the buried life, i was interested, but i thought to myself c'mon, it's mtv... how good could it be? i decided to tune in anyway, and i'm so glad i did! the guys are relatable, hilarious, creative, and fearless. the ways in which they are able to help other people are amazing and totally inspiring. i look forward to watching their adventure unfold every week.
take a few minutes to watch the promo video below and check your local listings for air times :)
as a kid, i remember the excitement of rushing to the window the morning after the weather man called for snow to check and see just how much had fallen (and the disappointment i felt if there was none!). when i was a freshman at the university of maryland, we had three snow days in a row (they aren't very good at dealing with snow down there), and it's still one of my favorite memories of college. now, as an adult, the idea of being "snowed in" is still thrilling... a day where we are encouraged, expected to stay inside with our loved ones, not worrying about our day-to-day responsibilities.
this past week, we had two major snowstorms. the snow just kept coming... so much that my husband's company actually shut down for a day. a true snow day! it was fantastic, and we took full advantage... just like we would have when we were kids. we curled up on the couch in our snuggies, watched movies, ate chicken noodle soup, drank hot chocolate with marshmallows, and even ventured out to make snow angels.
i think everyone should have a snow day every now and then... even if you live in a place where it never snows! take a day off and spend some quality time exploring the great indoors with the one you love :)
this project is simple. in a world where we are constantly bombarded with negativity, i want to spread optimism and inspiration - guerilla style - by randomly putting up post-it notes with encouraging messages in public places.
i also like to share messages of positivity and encouragement i stumble upon out in the world.
if you have any encouragement you would like me to share, or if you have photos of inspiration you've spotted in the world, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.