Today is a beautiful day.

It is ironic that the title of this post is "Today is a beautiful day." because when I woke up I felt like crap. It's really hard because I feel like lately every day has been a struggle. I wake up feeling stressed and anxious and I go to sleep feeling calm and serene. Naturally today is one of those days. Surprisingly I slept in (until 9:30) and then I sat up in my bed and wrote in my journal to get some things off my mind, then I read my verse for today out of my Jesus Calling book (which is awesome by the way(: ). I then proceeded to get ready for the day. I have a terrible sunburn so I was in pain as I changed out of my pajamas and got into the shower. I had this feeling that I practically couldn't describe. It's really strange and I found that the only way to help myself feel better was by writing my feelings down and trying to let go of all of my cares and worries. It's as if I have this huge weight on my shoulders, like I am being tied down by something invisible. However, I am happy now as I realize that as this day has gone on, I feel like the weight has already been lifted off of my shoulders. I have to remind myself to take deep breaths and trust in God. That's truly the only way I can feel renewed. Haha, it's sortof depressing that I've been so caught up in the future and trying to predict what will happen that I have forgotten to enjoy living in the moment. Where has my Summer gone? It's already been a whole month. I can't believe that Friday is the Fourth of July. Anyways...

After I got ready for the day I decided to drive to my favorite coffee shop and write this letter(: I've said this before, but I always feel soo much better when I am put together, my makeup is done, my hair is done, and I have a trendy/comfortable outfit on. It doesn't get any better than that. I walked outside and oh my goodness the weather was absolutely perfect, it is a beautiful day (hence the title for today). I was immediately put in a good mood, it's sunny and 75 and it feels like a September day. Beautiful. I got into the car and drove to the coffee shop (by the way I love driving, it soothes me). I drove the whole way with the windows down and just when I thought it couldn't get any better "A Thousand Miles" by Vanessa Carlton came on. PERFECT. Hahaha(: I sang the whole song at the top of my lungs and it couldn't have made me any happier. I love music, I love driving, I love writing, I love coffee, and most of all I love God(: What a great list of things to love(: Well that's all for now, I'm happy to report that things are going well with me and it feels good to take deep breaths and relax every once in a while, ahhhh(; Talk to you soon my friends..

Love, Madison
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