I was laying in yoga last night (where I come up with all my blog posts) and I was thinking about what A Lovely Life means to me. How do you create a lovely life? For me it’s the little things.
It’s the unwritten rule that whoever gets up first in our place makes the other one coffee. It’s the $5 Starbucks gift cards my mom sends in the mail just to say hello. It’s smiling and saying a genuine thank-you to someone that held the door for you. It’s buying the cute $10 mug in Chapters not because you need it but because it’ll make you smile when you wake up. It’s sending a text from a friend after a visit just to say you enjoyed spending time with them. It’s taking the time to acknowledge a pretty view without pulling out your phone to take a picture. It’s printing your photos and hanging them on your wall. It’s when Royce comes back from getting groceries with a bag of ketchup chips just because he knows it’ll totally make my night. It’s buying cute pillows because they make you happy. It’s messaging someone you haven’t seen in a long time but know their entire life update from Facebook just to say they’ve done well for themselves. It’s fresh flowers on your coffee table. It’s looking in the mirror and acknowledging you look pretty that day. It’s picking up the phone or at least texting a friend on their birthday instead of just sending a generic Facebook message. It’s waking up and deciding today isn’t for work, it’s spontaneous date day with your husband. It’s treating yourself to a vibrant pedicure when summer arrives. It’s playing your wedding song just because it makes you smile to hear it again. It’s receiving a hand written note in the mail. It’s choosing to wake up happy even when your day ahead is stressful or long.
For me, life is about all of the little things. And I’m creating my life lovely.