Grace Notes

a blog about life’s everyday magic

July 12, 2022

Sweet Nothings

I’ve said for years that the universe tosses you gifts daily, and that you just have to hold out your hands and catch them. Most of those gifts are overlooked moments; we get busy or tired and we just miss them. We expect them to be big and wrapped up in silver paper, with a red bow on top. I’m as guilty as everyone else. I get lazy and don’t want to peek into the shadows or even under my pillow, but that’s where they live. These gifts. The sweet nothings of the everyday.

A List of Sweet Nothings

  1. The first day you spy cherries at the grocery store
  2. Full moons
  3. Crescent moons
  4. All of the moons in between, even the ones on stormy nights hiding behind nighttime clouds
  5. Heart shaped leaves
  6. Newly painted walls
  7. White linens
  8. Lazy pink tulips
  9. The flight of owls through the darkness
  10. Crows on fence posts
  11. Early morning robins.
  12. Dark chocolate
  13. Well done steaks
  14. Back porches
  15. Candlelight
  16. Friendships with no need for conversation.
  17. Campfires
  18. Starlight
  19. Cowboy boots
  20. Movies watched for the hundredth time
  21. Stripes
  22. Polka dots
  23. Pale blue cotton
  24. Cello music
  25. The sound of sleet against the windows
  26. Fallen flower petals
  27. Granny smith apples
  28. Auld Lang Syne

A Journal Prompt for You:

Life isn’t comprised of big moments. Instead, it is filled with these sweet nothings that could so easily slip by without notice. It’s important to keep your eyes and heart open to these bits of magic that are tucked away in every corner. To get into the habit of taking time to notice these things, grab a pencil, or that cherished blue ball-point pen, and visit the following places, recording what you find that sends your heart aflutter (1) on your front porch (2) on a bench near the local playground (3) on a walk through your neighborhood and (4) your bedroom, tucked into the softest of linens.

For more inspiring journal prompts, take a peek at our sister publication, Field Guide to Everyday Magic filled entirely with the worksheet-style prompts, captivating photographs, and inspirational quotes that Bella Grace magazine has come to be known for.

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Comments ( 1 )

  1. Debbie

    April 19, 2023 at 4:26 pm

    Such a lovely soft list of things we see everyday and cherish when we pay attention.

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