All Of The Adventures

It’s been such a wonderful past seven days. I love all of the adventures.

Last Saturday, I ran my 6th race of the year and final 5k until 2014. (January, that is.) It was a beautiful day for a colorful run. And getting bombarded with pink bombs while jogging is exciting.

Before and after color run:

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Later that day, my friend Becca and I found a random tree on the side of the road to giddily decorate. I jog past said tree on my daily runs, and it’s pretty neat to constantly see this tiny piece of holiday cheer we were able to mark on the world.

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What happens when a girl coworker and I decide to take a quick potty break from a work ceremony taking place in a youth center:

We get pictures with Santa. Duh.

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And hold hands with giant toy soldiers

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And sit in the middle of a bowling lane whilst appearing to partake in yoga with a ball and pin.

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All in a day’s work, y’all.

I recently signed up for a new volunteer opportunity that I’ve been excitedly anticipating for a couple of weeks now. I love adding unique experiences to my life list, and when they’re for a good cause that just adds to the loveliness of it all. And now I can officially say I have been a volunteer holiday bell-ringer for The Salvation Army! A girlfriend and I bonded and rang our bells whilst greeting and chatting with strangers this Friday. It was a perfect reminder of how awesome people are and how much goodness there is all around. In a small donation, a genuine thank-you, a shared laugh, a quick but kind conversation, or even just a simple smile. We’ve just got to keep our bells a-ringing for it.

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