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so much happiness ♥


I took a yoga class this morning with my mom, matt and our friend cody. it was in this beautiful barn that overlooked a field, with the windows open and the breeze filling the room throughout the class. we could even hear birds chirping the whole time! at the end of class, the instructor read us a poem. it really connected to how i am feeling today, and this entire week. we are always finding ways to "be happy" and to avoid sadness, but we are never taught ways to accept good fortune, and to be grateful for all of the good in our lives.

So Much Happiness
Naomi Shihab Nye


It is difficult to know what to do with so much happiness.
With sadness there is something to rub against,
a wound to tend with lotion and cloth.
When the world falls in around you, you have pieces to pick up,
something to hold in your hands, like ticket stubs or change.

But happiness floats.
It doesn’t need you to hold it down.
It doesn’t need anything.
Happiness lands on the roof of the next house, singing,
and disappears when it wants to.
You are happy either way.
Even the fact that you once lived in a peaceful tree house
and now live over a quarry of noise and dust
cannot make you unhappy.
Everything has a life of its own,
it too could wake up filled with possibilities
of coffee cake and ripe peaches,
and love even the floor which needs to be swept,
the soiled linens and scratched records . . .

Since there is no place large enough
to contain so much happiness,
you shrug, you raise your hands, and it flows out of you
into everything you touch. You are not responsible.
You take no credit, as the night sky takes no credit,
for the moon, but continues to hold it, and share it,
and in that way, be known.


top: c/o lalamagic
skirt: F21
sunnies: c/o ZeroUV
shoes: vintage
bow: AA

25 comments

  1. cutest top ever! omg love it! :))
    great outfit!

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  2. That top is so gorgeous, love its back. And love the combo with the skirt, those colours go so well together!

    XO Imke

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  3. Ooh this outfit is super cute! I love your sunglasses too!

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  4. This is such a beautiful post and the description of the yoga class sounds incredible. I'm am IMMENSELY jealous!

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  5. Super pretty top and sunnies!

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  6. What a pretty top! And I really like it paired with that color skirt! Great outfit

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  7. Cute shots!

    xo Jennifer

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  8. Beautiful post, Stefanie!! I absolutely LOVE that outfit! That shirt is adorable!
    Cx
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  9. You look adorable! Loving all the mustard on you.

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  10. What a beautiful poem! I love everything about this post! :)

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  11. adorable outfit!
    I love the poem too.It's so beautifully written. :)

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  12. Looks amazing! Loving this color on you!

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  13. The perfect simple Summer look - I adore the colors & prints. And those flats are too cute! <3

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  14. So in love with the colours and prints in this outfit!

    Fang Ting
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  15. This is just way too cute!! Love the top and love the clashing print between the top and the bow clip <3 <3

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  16. Oooh those bows! I love this outfit! That class sounds amazing, how could you not feel great in a location like that!

    Rachel

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  17. Girl I love your style and all the garment you show on your blog. You must have an amazing wardrobe!!! :)


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  18. Love this outfit! :)

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  19. Gratitude is such a gift and so easy to practice, but hard to get started. Good for you!

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  20. Amazing outfit and just adore the way you coordinate everything into this lovely look!

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  21. Loving the detail in the skirt! Loving your vintage style!

    xo, Delightful Sunflower

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  22. Yay, I'm so glad you've found all this happiness Steffy! Your yoga class sounds like the perfect start to a day of only fabulous things.

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