On Instagram, I've been seeing this tag go around for a few months now. Just this past week, Lindsay from LindsayDoesNails posted that she was going to do it, so I thought I would do it too.
It's been a little rough for me the last few months, so I thought this was a good way to turn things around, slowly. Lindsay mentioned the same thing - basically if you see one good thing a day, it can't be all bad right?
To be super cheesy, "Every day may not be good, but there is something good in every day." - Alice Morse Earle.
These posts are not going to be all beauty related, but I thought I'd just post them on the blog anyways. They'll also be posted on my Instagram :)
So anyways, here is today's photo - rainbow butterflies. I used to be totally into Origami. My third grade teacher was Japanese, and she had been through a lot in her life. She was interned here, as a child, during WW2. She was one of the most inspiring and beautiful people I've ever met, up until she died of cancer while I was in high school. We bonded over similar childhood experiences, being that we were both Japanese, and we both spoke Japanese, and grew up in a very similar style. Obviously I went through much less, as I wasn't alive during WW2. But we played the same instruments, and were taught the same things, culturally. A lot of lessons she taught me, I follow through even now. It's amazing what one good teacher can do for you.
She would encourage us to do Origami in class, because it was a good way to teach patience, precision, dexterity, and a learning process. A big goal in our class was to be able to make a perfect Origami crane. Once we did, we'd string them up over our desk and they'd be our guardian angels for the rest of the year. We had a very special class. With these lessons, we also read and perform Shakespeare in front of the school, did advanced math, and did a lot of critical thinking that the other third grade classes wouldn't do. Having her as a teacher was a privilege, as she'd regularly pick the students she wanted at the end of the year, from the graduating second grade classes (we didn't know that at the time, for us it was "that teacher that makes us take off shoes and does origami").
As I grew up I gained other tastes and the Origami sort of fell by the wayside, hobby wise. I would occasionally do craft projects with them. It wasn't until this past year, when one of the girls I regularly babysit (more like hang out with since she's older, and actually very cool) started getting into Origami. It was such a blast from the past and it was cool re-learning things I had completely forgotten about.
Recently at work, it's been quiet so I've just started folding again to pass the time. I then decided I wanted to make a rainbow of butterflies and put them up in the daycare I work in, since it's a little whimsical and it'll be fun for the kids.
Anyways, here's my Day 1 photo - a small rainbow of butterflies. They're so much more than butterflies though. Mostly memories for me, and it was a good way to start off my #100HappyDays.
"Do more than the minimum." - Dee Uyeda