In 2020, a creator on TikTok, Ashley Ward, recorded a voice over of a poem that sparked a trend:
Romanticizing your life
Appreciating the small things… seeking joy, contentment, and gratitude in the magnificent and the modest; infusing your life with passion and joy.
This week's affirmation is…
I Deserve Romance
Je Mérite La Romance
Infuse some romance into your life...
Savor the little moments, whether it's enjoying a cup of tea, taking a leisurely stroll, or simply appreciating the beauty around you.
Rediscover forgotten passions and hobbies.
Treat yourself to a home spa day and pamper yourself.
Set the mood for yourself with a candlelit dinner.
Take yourself on an adventure. Whether it's a solo day trip, a hike, or exploring a new city..
Create a home sanctuary. Design a space in your home that brings you comfort and joy. Surround yourself with things that make you feel happy and at peace.
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We'll start this week with a blog post...
Self-love, by definition, is the unique sense of appreciation, kindness, and compassion we have toward ourselves.
It’s a sense of unconditional care toward our emotional, mental, and physical selves.
While there are many ways to practice self-love, romanticizing life is my favorite because it adds excitement to a typical dull day.
from Riyah Speaks
Next, a meditation...
We are just a few weeks into this new year, and our resolutions are forming. What are you welcoming into your life this year? What do you wanto see and experience? This visualization exercise is an opportunity to use meditation to get more clear on the path you are already on.
from Wonderfully Made Podcast
Next, a vlog that I thought was adorable and mindful...
by Alexis Sparks (YouTube)
Next, our book selection is another re-read
by Harper Celebrate
Tucked within every day are simple opportunities to live with greater mindfulness and joy every season, 365 days a year.
Through engaging illustrations and dated, daily inspirations for every season, Romanticize Your Life offers creative ideas for infusing magnificence into ordinary moments.
Lastly, a love story!
starring Diane Lane, Raould Bova, Sandra Oh
Martini: "I think you got your wish."
Frances: "My wish?"
Martini: "On that day we looked for the snake, you said you wanted there to be a wedding here. And you said... you wanted there to be a family here."
Frances: "You're right... I got my wish. I got everything I asked for."
A bonus film... a fresh love story that'll make your night...if you haven't seen it
starring David Jonsson & Vivian Oparah
“You have to start romanticizing your life. You have to start thinking of yourself as the main character. Because if you don't, life will continue to pass you by and all of the little things that make it so beautiful will continue to go unnoticed. So take a second, look around and realize it's a blessing for you to be here right now.”
as always, affirmations from previous weeks are available here
you'll be hearing more from me soon. Promise.