Friday Inspiration + Happy Saint Patty’s Day!

March 17, 2017

Happy Friday, and Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! I’m thrilled it is the end of the week. Normally, Daylight Savings Time doesn’t get to me, but this week it definitely has. I’ve been pretty thrown by getting up while it’s still dark out. On the bright side, I’m thrilled it’s so sunny in the evenings!

I have never been a big St. Patty’s day participant, and I had to dig through my closet looking for the slightest bit of green to wear to school today…since teaching Elementary School almost requires you to participate in all holidays. I really do love that about Elementary School; kids are always so excited about the smallest things-holidays, what we’re studying in class, and even projects.

As we grow in life, it seems that we lose interest in some of the things we were so passionate about when we were younger. For instance, when I was a kid, I put so much pride and passion in to creating my Valentine’s Day Box for school. There were years my box was incredibly creative (think a giant school bus) and I came to school with homemade cookies to hand out. Then there’s been years in college where I could have cared less about Valentine’s Day.

Why is it that we lose so much passion for these holidays and little moments?

I’ve certainly been learning from my students about the importance of embracing these small holidays or little moments. Their excitement and pure joy is something that helps me to look at the world a little differently. Maybe all we need is a little inspiration?!

I wanted to share these pictures my good friend, Connor, took while were in Minnesota. We took the opportunity to walk around the twin cities including the Union Depot in Saint Paul, and the pictures he sent me after were gorgeous. Being around these people and seeing Connor and Jenny‘s pictures always brings a great deal of inspiration and excitement for the little things in life!

For now, I’m wishing you bits of enthusiasm to embrace life and find inspiration around you! Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!

Your Turn! Who or What do you find inspiration in?



  • I LOVE all these minor holidays. I actually can’t wait to have kids so I can make a really big deal of all of the holidays for them. I’m totally gonna be one of those moms who makes an all green dinner for St Paddys day haha.
    I’ve never heard of a Valentines box before…that must be an American thing!

    • That is marvelous! I feel like those kids are going to be lucky to have you to celebrate those holidays with!
      Haha, yes it probably is an American thing. We make elaborate boxes and bags to collect candy and cards. 🙂

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