May 10, 2016
We Conclude the Grace Notes Blog Hop: Life’s Ordinary Magic
Photo credit: Diana Foster, Bella Grace Issue 3
“I believe in magic. Subtle, everyday magic. Each morning before I give myself a chance to to doubt otherwise, I smile knowing that this day is laced with wonders, and it’s my plan to focus on finding them.”
– “Mining Magic” by Suzanne Robbins, Bella Grace Issue 7
When I started working on the Grace Notes Blog Hop in March, I was a beginner to the process. It was my first time coordinating anything like this and truth be told, I was a little nervous. I wanted this blog hop to be just as inspirational as the Bella Grace Blog Hop hosted on Somerset Place. I also wanted to have it be reflective of the kinds of heartfelt narratives found in the pages of Bella Grace, and to showcase the fantastic stories that readers could discover within Grace Notes. In retrospect, I didn’t need to be nervous. There was an indescribable kind of magic in the air that I trusted to guide me. By believing in that magic, I knew this blog hop was going to turn into something very special.
Before I knew it, we had 26 soulful bloggers, writers, photographers, and poets on board to share their own tales of everyday magic through Bella Grace-inspired stories, personal narratives, and photographs. These talented storytellers took us on a thoughtful journey, taking the A train to magic and exploring new places full of wonder that were somewhere over the rainbow.
Our co-hosts paused to discover joy in simple, everyday practices like the love of laundry, writing, and the ritual of tea. We read musings on the power of keeping a promise and fearlessly embracing big changes. And much like the everyday magic you would find within the pages of Bella Grace, they shared tales of discovering your wings, quiet confidence, and how life is in the lyrics of a great song.
I’ve only shared a handful of the magic from our co-hosts, but if you missed out on savoring the comfort, beauty, and inspiration, take a moment to go back and dive into a world of original, encouraging posts that are now a part of our Grace Notes adventure.
None of this would have been possible without our brilliant co-hosts, so thank you to each and every one who participated. Thank you for sharing your words, images, and hearts with us and the Bella Grace and Grace Notes communities.