On Embracing The Art of Loveliness | A Rose in Bloom

Everyone is familiar with love, but have you ever considered loveliness? More specifically, finding those life snapshots that make our hearts quiver? This art form is, I feel, integral to the human community, but so often overlooked for day to day worries. In all seriousness, the art of loveliness is, at first, a difficult skill to hone. It's a rough little art that requires as much practice as paints or words. Years go into developing the art of loveliness and it takes but moments to rip apart a lifetime's work.

Yet, I tell you: Never give up. As a sufferer of the mind, I try my damnedest to focus on that which is lovely. It keeps me in reveling in my own sanity - in sane, if you will. More specifically and importantly, it prevents me from wallowing in self pity as those who suffer from seasonal depression so often are wont to do.

To begin, it must be admitted that loveliness, like all other attributes in life (whether you like it or not), is infectious, so it is important to spread loveliness throughout all the corners of this earth. The "be infectious" concept might sound silly all typed out in black and white, but attitudes spread faster than the worst virus. So yes, for my own sake as well as for every flickering soul who passes by my frame, I try to focus on loveliness in all its many forms, some of which I will spell out for you now.

There is the loveliness of love: when you love someone so much that it wedges itself into each rib bone and tries to crack you open. This is most commonly associated with romantic love, but brothers, sisters, parents, and friends can victimize you with this form of love as well.

There is the loveliness of loss: when love has that little "d" on the end and your brain cells ache and your chest wells inside you and you feel like you have a climatic hangover of the emotions. It doesn't seem lovely, but it so very much is. It is lovely because it connects us as humans. Loss means to have loved, and to have loved once is better than to have never loved at all. Loss means learning how to appreciate each part of a whole. Loss makes us complete beings - to know what it is like to lose something is to be human, thus forming empathy for all other living creatures.

There is the loveliness of the little things: little bits that pop in front of your eyes and make you happier to have seen it. Shards in your day like a reflection off a spoon sitting on the table or bubbles gracefully floating to the top of a wine glass. Little fragments of loveliness are everywhere and finding these moments of loveliness lights a candle inside our chests - one that keeps hope alive and gratitude swelling in full force. This is perhaps the most important form of loveliness on a day to day basis, because it is the easiest to forget about, but it is also the most infectious. Showing appreciation for the little things brings out a smile in others and a light in their eyes. Keep this form as infectious as possible, for this power may save a life, a day, an hour.

And so we roll back around to love and how it's infectious behavior effects each of our lives. We have a choice in life: to embrace the concept of loveliness, or to let go and become victims of our own dark corners. I choose to love and to be lovely and to focus on only that which is lovely. I choose to give love in every molecule of my being, because when the sun finally lays its head to rest. loveliness is the only thing that matters - the only thing that can change the world.

How do you incorporate loveliness into your life?

Stay beautiful,

XOXO Liz


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17 comments

  1. This was really great :-) I'm trying to refrain and not say 'lovely' but maybe I should! :-)

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  2. Everything you write is...for lack of a better word lovely! It's poetic and thought-inspiring and wonderful. I like the idea of looking for those lovely little things every day and in all spaces because there is a lot of loveliness out there, but sometimes it can be hard to find.
    ~Sara

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    1. Yes, it can be quite a trial sometimes! I am glad to have provided some loveliness to your day.

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  3. This is such a positive, feel-good post! Thank you for sharing :-)
    xoxo
    http://gingersnaphattie.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. This is such a LOVELY post Elizabeth :) You have an amazing way with words.

    Paula
    Thirteen Thoughts

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  5. This was so beautiful to read, I'd love to read more posts like this! You're so beautiful too!

    Sally ~ DiagonSally

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    1. Thank you! I hope to have a similar muse hit me on the regular, because I love writing posts like this. :)

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  6. A very great motivational post. I agree with every point you made. Its the little things that matters indeed. Gotta make the best out of em. Thanks for sharing and enjoy your weekend, beautiful. :)

    http://missymayification.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. What a beautiful and moving post. You are so right in all of this. I think that we too often forget to stop and marvel at the lovely small things that are in our lives, and only focus on the negative of things we have lost. But many loves must come to and end. They are there to teach us about ourselves and to have us learn from others, and as they say - it is better to have loved than to have never loved at all.

    Rae | Love from Berlin

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    1. Thank you! If I can encourage any one person to focus on that which brings joy, I will have considered my life a success. Every day truly has something lovely in it, if only we will open our eyes and find the present.

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  8. Loveliness is such an interesting concept! Thank you for reminding me to focus on those small lovely things in life that we so often forget :)

    xx www.qustomquinns.com/blog

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  9. Such a beautiful post!

    Hope you’re having an amazing Saturday! Kisses,
    BLOG | TAISLANY

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