December 3, 2014

Lovely List.

It’s all too easy to put off loving where we are until everything is perfect. What can you love about where you are now?

I love this prompt. One of my favorite things is my Lovely List(s). I have kept multiple gratitude journals, lists of awesome things, etc...Most recently I have started calling them Lovely Lists. I have a list of 139 things right now (with a few duplicates - evidently loving the smell of rain after a dry spell and writing lists are worthy of being written twice). 

I decided to switch from a gratitude list to a Lovely List for several reasons. 
a) in my heart and head gratitude and lovely can be the same, yet completely different. I needed a word that made sense to me.
b) sometimes what I find lovely isn't necessarily something I'm grateful for...for example the freezing weather. I am not grateful it was 19 degrees outside the other morning when I went to work, however I found the sunshine on the frost brilliant (LOVELY) and the coffee in my hands felt even more divine (LOVELY) than it usually does.

So, today I add to the list...

What can I love about where I am right now? 
My Lovely List for today..... 
*the warm glow of Christmas (I will be keeping more twinkle lights up all year)
*the glorious sunshine even when it is below freezing outside.
*fleece lined stretch pants. 
*cat cuddles.
*fluffy blankets.
*quiet mornings sipping coffee in the sparkle of twinkle lights. 
*waking up without being tired. 
*having my own room for relaxing and creating. 
*egg nog (pure and simple...and also thankful that it isn't available to me all year!)
*random texts from friends just to say hello and to check in. it's lovely to be loved.
* love.
* my boy and his heart. always. 

"We can only love the world we wake up to." - Karen Maezen Miller



  1. I *like* your lovely list! I may have to think of this idea also!

  2. I love the term Lovely Lists - and I think it's fabulous you claimed a term that feels perfect for you. And I love your current list - what lovely things on it. I especially appreciate the twinkle lights, and I'm with you on deciding to keep more up all year long. I'm convinced the world is indeed a better place with more sparkling and twinkling going on.

  3. i love your list. sounds as if we all have so much to be thankful for :)

  4. Lovely list ... that is simple perfect.

  5. That would have to be one of the loveliest lovely lists! Beautifully done. x