April 26, 2020

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All the Good Things (3)

Last night my husband and I finally watched Jojo Rabbit. I’m no film critic, and I’m sure there are those who love it and those who hate it. All I can say is that I appreciated the attempt and I laughed a lot. What actually made the biggest impact was the quote at the end of the film, a quote by poet Rainer Maria Rilke that felt more timely than ever.

“Let everything happen to you: beauty and terror. Just keep going. No feeling is final.”

Those words on the screen hit me hard. Life is so many things… beauty and terror. Even now when life feels so scary, challenging, and stressful – there is still also beauty every day. We just have to keep going. Do what we can and keep going.

This week had some rough days to be sure. But there was also a lot of good that came my way. Below you’ll find another offering of All the Good Things I found this week!

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  • Sriracha Bloody Mary // We made these last Sunday morning! After the first sip I turned to my husband and said wistfully, “Remember brunch?”. If you’re missing the feeling of meeting your friends for Sunday brunch and indulging in delicious Bloody Marys – make this recipe now! (A Beautiful Mess)

  • Cheaters No Knead Dutch Oven Sourdough Bread // Super easy, super delicious. I know everyone is making bread right now but don’t let that stop you, join the bandwagon. (Half Baked Harvest)

  • Binge Mode: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone // A good friend of mine has only told me about this podcast about 74 times so I thought it was time to give it a shot. If the friendship and altruism of HP warms your heart as it does mine – dive deeper and give this pod a listen. (Binge Mode podcast)

  • It’s Not Ethically Wrong to Enjoy Quarantine // A therapist explains why we should try to overcome that guilt so many of us are feeling. Key takeaway: “Minimizing your positive emotions doesn’t make you a more compassionate human or a resource to a world on fire.” (Kathleen Smith for Medium)

  • Knives Out // Clue is my favorite board game. This movie is straight out of a Agatha Christie mystery novel and I loved every second of it. Very highly recommend.

  • What is Productivity Guilt? (And How Can You Prevent it?) // More than ever I’m struggling with productivity guilt. In a time when my work is so limited and the future is uncertain – it’s hard to know when I’ve done enough for the day. This is a great article on why this guilt serves no purpose and what we can do to prevent those feelings. (Scott H. Young)

See you next week with more good things! Until then, be well and remember, no feeling is final.

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