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.
*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.
* my boy and his heart. always.
|"We can only love the world we wake up to." - Karen Maezen Miller|