Corn dogs and fresh squeezed lemonade. Concerts and giant slides. Watching chickens get baths and a hands-on chicken blow drying sesh. A fair square, aka: a rice krispie treat as big as your head and of course, on a stick. RV touring and dreaming. Skits and shows with oohs and ahhs. Tons of photos and endless laughs. Over 15k steps and nearly 12 hours in one day. Family time and a slew of new memories at the one and only Iowa State Fair. That was my weekend friends, what did yours look like??
In light of the anniversary of the events that happened here in C’ville last year I thought this was the perfect time to share this beautiful t-shirt that has a powerful but simple message. I wasn’t in town last year when the riots went down but I knew people who were there to protest against the horror happening and I remember being absolutely shocked that it was real life. It looked like something you’d see in a history book in school and it felt like we had taken so many strides backwards, not forwards. It breaks my heart that we live in such a broken world full of hatred and division. That hatred is something that has always been and always will be but each one of us get to choose every day to love others and make a difference in such a dark world. I’m thankful I wasn’t raised to see people differently or treat anyone with anything less than love and respect but I can always do a better job at hearing people out and understanding. So while I don’t love that this weekend brings sad memories, what I do love is that it can bring us together and it has hopefully started a conversation that allows us to begin to see each other through God’s eyes, not through judgmental, angry, or bitter eyes.
Double tap if you agree that used bookstores are 20% about the books and 80% about the experience!! Andddd every year on my birthday - at a minimum - I come visit this one and soak up alllll that goodness ✌🏻