Friday Links to Encourage You & Make You Smile

Happy Friday, friends. I don't think I'm the only one looking for a dose of happy online these days.  Here are some articles that I've come across this week that I found encouraging and/or thought provoking.

How to Prepare for a Refreshing February - We get caught up in the start of a new year every January, but if you didn't get the ball rolling at the start of 2017, here are some practical tips to start fresh in February.

On Marriage:

Good Manners from Coffee + Crumbs - just go read it. 

Why Small Beginnings Matter in a Lifelong Marriage from Ann Voskamp's site

On Current Events:

How we Can Love Refugees Today - a great list of links from Jennie Allen to get our brains thinking on how we can serve refugees already here in our midst.  She's curated quite the list of International, National and Local organizations.

More tangible ideas on loving Refugees, from my friend Sarah at Drops of Lemon.

Watch This:

WATCH: Fifth grade English teacher in North Carolina has an elaborate, personalized handshake with every one of his students, inspired by their personality."That brings them excitement and pumps them up for a high-energy class." http://abcn.ws/2kiaieL