Today made me smile. Why? I'm glad you asked.
Two days ago I was informed Villa & Hut Cafe, where I have been working for the past two months, was closing down - today. Now, those who know me will know I don't stress too easily. I am the "everything will be ok" "don't worry, it doesn't achieve anything" "smile and breathe, we will get through this" person. There have not been many moments in my life where I was stressed so badly it effected everything else going on around me. This was one of them. All of a sudden my thoughts turned to the $1.11 in my bank account, the lack of shampoo and facewash, the dead light bulb in my one desk lamp, the crackling sound my dying headphones makes, the one text book I am still yet to purchase and the severe lack of food in the cupboard and fridge (sometimes I wonder why we bought one at all). And then I did what I should have done prior to the freak out. Prior to the tears. Prior to thinking about anything else. The most simple of things that I often forget to do. The most helpful, humbling, powerful thing anyone can do. I prayed.
Then I came across an ad for a cafe a few minutes drive from home who were looking for an 'experienced barista, latte art skills preferable'. If I am good at anything, it's coffee making. So I went in and found myself face-to-face with an intimidating Italian man who has made coffee for the past 30 years, and his lovely wife. After a four hour trial, many conversations about the importance of smooth, creamy milk and a short haggle over my hourly rate, I found myself walking home today employed again.
That is why today made me smile. Because God answers prayers.
Here are a few other things that make me smile...
Typo Shop (click here) - If you don't all ready know and love it, check it out. The cutest French-inspired stationary & art you will ever find!
Arkadia Chia Tea - the most perfect hot beverage for a cold day. Actually, for any day.
Katy Perry's purple foils. One day I will have enough cash and courage for an attempt to rock this look.
Music + Shoes = Heaven. Adidas know how to please.
Best friends. Whether they're living in the bedroom next door or are two states away.
Pon and Zi (click here). The cutest cartoons ever.
Psalm 136 - 'Give thanks to the God of heaven. His love endures forever.'