Humans. we are such beautiful beings. we deal with pain, heartache, joy, change, growth, life- all at the same time.
you see, there are things that i am working so very hard to change and mend to become the person that i strive to be. and i'm sure there are things that you as well, are working on too. and let me be the first to tell you i fail. i fail and fall flat on my face each & every day. but you would never know that because you are not me. you don't know what goes on internally- just like i don't fully know what's happening truly with you. we have no idea the battles and trials we all face every single day. allow grace to flow. remember to be kind. and when others wrong you, spread even more kindness. kindness and more kindness after that. we are all fighting. just remember courage.
be kind to others friends. #wordsfromthewindowseat
Today we leave for the dr to spend 168 hours with kids who don't speak our language but they do understand love and jesus has a lot of that to give, i pray he uses us.
From the fullness of grace we have all received one blessing after another. //john 1:16
this semester has absolutely been one blessing after another, and my heart is so full. see you soon america!
p.s. i have a window seat and no one is sitting next to me :-) score
I've been up since 4am today and it would take more than both hands of fingers to count how many times i've messed up already.
but there's something beautiful to be said about that. because i'm learning constantly, because there's beauty that grows out of chaos and i like it that way. a life of mediocrity is a waste of life.
may your weeds be wildflowers today friends. hope you have the best weekend. you deserve it.
Story time with #hansintheair ... so i thought my very first #wordsfromthewindowseat post was gunna be a bum because the man who sat at the window seat, where i posted it, thought it was a mistake... that someone just left it there, so he gave it to another flight attendant to throw away. i kept it just in hopes i could place it on another window tomorrow. well little did i know that one of my first class passengers and one of delta's diamond medallion frequent fliers follows me on @instagram 😳 he asked if my name was hannah to validate his curiosity (my wings say mary btw).. and behold.. he was correct! and to my excitement this was my very first flight encounter with someone who follows me on instagram! stuff like that is just exciting. anyway... i told him all about the hashtag project my friend @taylortippett created and i gave my little window note to him because i knew someone from instagram would totally understand! it was so cool to make that connection and now he is going all the way to hong kong next week and was so inspired by this project to leave #wordsfromthewindowseat posts on every flight he takes!! if your traveling next week he has a couple connections in the states so follow @loswhit and maybe you'll find his notes!!
Reflecting this morning on how we got to where we are and the risk involved in getting here. we jumped through a lot of hoops and made a lot of tough decisions in the past year. -
but just because we risked, doesn’t mean we are owed anything. cal isn’t guaranteed a pilot job, no matter how hard he works. we aren’t entitled to a house or family, despite how much we save or plan. success isn’t owed to us just because we’ve sacrificed. -
faith is trusting his good over ours, even if his good looks very different than ours. faith isn’t risking for an earthly reward; it’s risking despite any earthly reward. even if it doesn’t play out the way we imagined. even if we risk everything and don’t see the fruit. after all, our hope isn’t in anything we obtain here in this earth. heaven is, and always should be, what holds our hope. #wordsfromthewindowseat
It’s easy to get caught up in continually chasing after the next thing, but that next number you think will finally satisfy you - of dollars in the bank, of followers on instagram, of pounds on the scale - it’s elusive. the second you reach it, your sites will simply become set on what’s next.
in a world of followers and likes and little blue checks telling you someone is “verified,” it’s all to easy to begin to measure ourselves by numbers. but i want to remind you that no number, and no little blue check will ever be what verifies you, the blood of jesus is.
when we know this truth, we are free to work from approval, not for it. we are free to take risks, because we’re released from the prison of people’s responses having the power to make or break us. when we know who we are in christ, we are free to dream big. free to be ambitious. free to set goals. not to prove we are enough, but because we know we already are.
tpa ✈️ oak #wordsfromthewindowseat
I’ve written and deleted an emotional and tired and defensive and caffeine-induced caption for this way too many times tonight, but these flowers are way too pretty not to share, so i’ll just say this: to the b***s out there putting in more work than this silly little app can ever convey to the naysayers who doubt and belittle you, we see you. these flowers are for you. -chelsea 📷:@taylortippett#babeswhohustle
I took this photo on a business trip last week, and it reminded me of this quote from pema chödrön: "you are the sky. everything else – it’s just the weather."⠀
isn't that beautiful? ⠀
just a gentle reminder of the power, control and perspective inherent in all of us. 🙌🏽⠀