Hey there, beautiful friend!
I am thinking of you and sending love.
I send you the smell of freshly cut grass.
I send you pearly purple pod things — like those pictured above!
I send you a bamboo pathway, which feels ancient and mysterious.
I also send you one of my favorite quotes from Bill Cunningham: “Those who seek beauty are sure to find it.”
Friends, this week, we take a Sparkle Stroll together on my audio LoveGram.
What the heck is a Sparkle Stroll? It’s simply this: going on a walk where we set out to find some pinpricks of light — some sparkles!
We are looking for sights, smells, or sounds that lift our spirits, even a tiny bit.
In fact, the tinier the better.
Don’t worry, I explain it all — and walk you through it — on my audio.
Listen to today’s Audio LoveGram by clicking through to this page now! (Just scroll down on that page until you see the audio player. Press play. That’s it!)
So, here’s what you need to know about going on a Sparkle Stroll:
- If you are feeling kinda sad or down, I promise you that it will soothe you and bring a tiny lift to your sweet heart. (In my audio, I tell the story of how tiny pinpricks of light literally kept me going moment by moment when I was deeply depressed as a young woman. This is not a fluff practice. It can save us. It did me.)
- If you are feeling blah and kinda apathetic about everything, I promise you that you will feel slightly more energized. (Simply walking out of the house is a pick-me-up. But we are also creating energy by focusing our attention on good things.)
- If you are feeling happy and energetic, I promise you that it will enhance all those good feelings. (And you might be inspired to send some sparkle photos to someone in need of beauty!)
Note: You can simply walk and look for beauty, enjoying it as you go. Or, if you want, when you get home, you can try to make a list of all the sparkles. You can take photos while you are out, make a written list while you are out, or make yourself an audio recording.
No matter how we are feeling, we can seek pinpricks of light.
Intentionally setting out to find these sparkles that lift us up — and putting a little metaphorical frame around the moment— is a way to celebrate.
And contrary to what we are taught to believe, we can celebrate, no matter how we feel.
Package celebration in tiny moments.
Let the tiny light in.
Thank you for being here with me.
Seek celebration — even in dark corners,