My Moment Of Lovely

June 14, 2015

What is this My Moment Of Lovely I hear you ask? Well, my inquisitive little readers, I have realised more and more over the past few months that I’ve become much more attuned to the lovely things around me. Mostly little things, but also some big things in life that I’m really grateful for. And this is a good thing. A great thing, in fact! Because I believe it helps keep me grounded and reminds me that things might not all be entirely made of shit actually, even though sometimes it feels like they are.

And I’m fairly certain it’s not just me. I think society as a whole isn’t paying enough attention to these lovely, everyday things and sometimes we can get a little bit cranky pants because of that. So I think we need to reorient ourselves so we can search for, stumble upon, and appreciate these moments. They might be big, they might be small. It could be getting a promotion or a new car or it might be noticing the pretty pattern the light makes when it streams through your curtains or baking some delicious biscuits. Whatever it is, I think it’s important to at least acknowledge its existence, don’t you?

So, to encourage myself to do this more and to maybe inspire other people to do the same, I thought I would start a little hashtag (whoop whoop!). #mymomentoflovely is what I’ll be using on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter to get this thing going. I was thinking of also collating a bunch of photos into a blog post from time to time to show you all what lovely things I’ve noticed – starting today. And you can join in too! I would LOVE that.

You might want to jot down a list of the things that are making you smile, or feel grateful, or giving you the warm fuzzy feels. You could take a photo of that list or you could take a photo of the actual things themselves that you think are lovely. You might want to participate but not show everyone your photos (or lists) and that’s fine too! Just find what works best for you. You don’t have to be amazing at photography – that’s not the focus of this. It’s about doing something fun and enjoyable! If you happen to want to improve your photography skillz or just take more photos, then this might be one way to achieve those goals. The main thing is you look around and try to find something lovely.

Here are some of my recent photos, showing my moments of lovely.

This is Lily the Lily, my friend's (and Mr. birdandfox's house mate's) house plant. I liked the way the sun was coming through the kitchen curtains, giving Lily a little of the last of the evening light.
This is Lily the Lily, my friend’s (and Mr. birdandfox’s house mate’s) house plant. I liked the way the sun was coming through the kitchen curtains, giving Lily a little of the last of the evening light.
I reeeally liked the way the late afternoon sun was hanging around and playing this pretty pattern on the kitchen wall from the lace curtains.
I reeeally liked the way the late afternoon sun was hanging around and playing this pretty pattern on the kitchen wall from the lace curtains.
My Moment Of Lovely - Hills Hoist
This one, to me, perfectly captures just how chilly it was that day. I’m starting to realise how much I actually like the cold days. I like seeing my breath fog up in front of me, muttering to myself that I should have put three pairs of socks on before dashing inside to make a steaming hot cup of tea to curl up under a blanket with.

I want to see, think, and feel more lovely. Won’t you join me?

Jacquie

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15 Comments
    1. What a lovely idea Jacqui. I am finding I notice these moments too and also the beauty of things around me more and more. I’m sure I’ll enjoy seeing your images on Instagram and would love to add the that #.

      1. Thanks Emily! I would love to see your photos – please do join in. I think it’s so important to take note of the things that make you smile or feel grateful, no matter how big or small. Thanks for stopping by, Emily x

    1. oh the patterns on the wall, they are lovely! Noticing the everyday lovely, it’s certainly a great way to be more mindful. And I think the more you notice the more you see. Huzzah to that.

      1. Exactly, Rachael! It sounds a bit silly but the more I notice and appreciate these things, the happier I am in general. Huzzah indeed! Thanks for stopping by.

      1. Excellent! It’s one of those things where once you are conscious of wanting to do it, it’ actually relatively easy. And once you start, it’s hard to stop! It comes quite naturally. I look forward to seeing your photos, if you choose to post them! Thanks so much for commenting Robyna ๐Ÿ™‚

      1. Yay! So glad you like it Stephanie. I think it’s incredibly important to stop and smell the roses/coffee beans/tea/whatever takes your fancy. Thanks for stopping by!

    1. Great idea Jacqui. I am getting a new camera soon so hope to improve my photography from camera illiterate to camera savvy. Your prompt will be a fun exercise. xx

      1. How exciting about your new camera! I’m no expert by any means but I’ve found that practice really does help. I hope this prompt can help you with that! Thanks so much for commenting, Lisa. Hope you’re well ๐Ÿ™‚

      1. Thanks so much Catherine! I’m pretty excited ๐Ÿ™‚ Feel free to join in if you are interested! Thanks for stopping by.

    1. Gorgeous idea Jacquie. Your shot of the clothes line instantly transports me to a Melbourne winter’s day. They CAN be nice, can’t they? It’s not all doom and gloom ๐Ÿ™‚

      1. Thanks so much, Isabel. I’m so touched by what you said about my photo – how sweet. Winter days really are becoming some of my absolute favourites – so cosy and comforting.

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