Sunday, January 20, 2013

Beautiful Sunday # 39 - Living and Learning

I have so many adjectives to describe the past week. Sad, happy, annoyed, frustrated and all of a sudden, excited? As much as I want to relate everything, a blog post may not be enough. If what happened over the past week is a sign of the months to come, I'm willing to embrace it. I don't mind experiencing a point of sadness, if it means gaining two points of happiness.

Here are the few good things that made my week

My current read

I'm still in the early chapters of the book. What I love about this book? The entire story is uniquely narrated by "Death." Morbid? Not really. The novel relates the life of Liesl Meminger, the kid who happens to be the The Book Thief. The story's setting was in 1939, which captures some points in the history of Nazi Germany. Liesl's story reminded me of The Diary of Anne Frank. Liesl however is a German whose entire life evolved on poverty. She was adopted by another poverty stricken German family that fueled the entire story.  

Aside from having a great read, here's another source of my happiness. 

I feel so blessed in the beginning of the year. More than the extra money in the bag, I'm thankful for the job that allows me to exercise my humble research skills.

Just when I said that "keeping life simple" was my objective this year. Look what happened...

My greatest excuse : I'll be using this for my WALKaton adventures in my upcoming trip. And this reminds me that I still need to raise shopping funds. 

Some realizations after something not-so-good happened in the middle of the week.


On the lighter side, I discovered a new antidote for sadness. 
These are definitely cheaper than food or a new pair of shoes.

Hope everyone is having a Beautiful Sunday! 

I'm having one because


  1. You've certainly had an eventful week! Happy Sunday my friend and namemate!

  2. Sounds like a great read, Diane. I'm happy that life is bringing you some joy.

    Thanks so much for your comments on my 'Simple Abundance' book review post. Hope you are able to find it.

    Have a great Sunday!


  3. You have made a fun and productive life! Thanks for book review of Book Thief. I read it a few months ago and I did like it. I now have a new perspective on death and war.

  4. You have such a mature and optimistic outlook :)
    I love how you have injected your written notes as part of your text!! :)

  5. Hi Diane,

    the book is great! I've read it in German though :)
    Romantic comedies always cheer me up, too bad I've seen most of them!
    Do you know of any new ones?
    Hope you had a great time with your friends :)
    have a pleasant week, hope it's not too stressful!!

  6. amazing purposes! really love them
    id like we could follow each other to stay in touch and i hope woull like my blog as i liked yours one!

    wish you the best, keep like this!

  7. i hope you had a nice time with your friends. :( i miss mine badly...


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