Last year the Disney Store released a “Disney Wisdom” collection, which featured a different quote from a different Disney movie every month. I really like the style of the way the quotes were written, and how each one was unique and related to the movie. They were printed on notebooks, artwork, pins, t-shirts, plushes… and of course mugs!
I liked a number of them but (shockingly) I already have a large mug collection, so I didn’t want to get more than one. I picked out my favorite quote, which is this one from The Lion King: “The past can hurt. But the way I see it, you can either run from it, or learn from it.” Good advice from Rafiki for not only Simba, but all of us in life.
The way that the words are printed is cool and definitely has an African vibe to it. The only thing I don’t like is that some of the words in the quote are printed in a light yellow, and it’s on a dark yellow mug. So that’s a little bit hard to read. On the back is a picture of Simba and Pumbaa.
The mug is also designed to be stackable, so you can store them with others from the wisdom collection. Maybe that means I do need to get more of them…
What’s in my mug: I’m still going strong with my coffee choice from last month’s mug of the month! It’s the blueberry Ravenclaw themed coffee from Expedition Roasters. I love anything blueberry flavored and the smell of this one is heavenly.
What I’m currently reading: Some of you may know that I deal with some anxiety and depression, and it’s definitely seasonal so winters are hard! A very sweet friend of mine sent me this book, called Shades of Blue. It’s a collection of short stories/essays all about people dealing with depression. I actually really like the fact that it’s not a “self help” book telling you what to do. It’s just people sharing their real stories and that makes you feel a little less alone. I’m about halfway through it. Some of the stories are difficult to read because they author struggles so much and has gone through so much. Some of them are hopeful, or so relatable. They are all really well written and I truly believe there is still a lot of stigma about depression, so the more we can speak out and have others share their stories the better. I am also so thankful to have a friend who recognized that I needed this book at this time.
What mug are you using right now? And what are you currently reading?