I’m back to finding ways on how I can romanticise life. I’ve heard and seen this term takeover social media the same way glow up once did (or still does). Romanticising life is a mindful way of being happier and appreciating the little things. It’s turning mundane days into something intentionally exciting, even if that’s making a cup of hot chocolate, adding a mountain of cream and a sprinkle of shaved chocolate on top, bringing Costa coffee’s finest to the kitchen counter.
The other day after a meal out, my friend and I were walking to the station. We were approached by a man who asked if we had any change. Unfortunately at the time, I did not have any in my purse. My friend did and as she stopped to search her bag, the man had walked away before she had even taken the change out of her purse. We both felt terrible. This opened up a conversation of gratitude between us. I listed down all the “basic” things I have in my life that I am grateful for. The list was endless. I don’t realise this but I really am spoilt for choices. Do I want one pillow or two? If the pillow is not comfortable enough, I’ll buy myself a new one. What’s for breakfast today, the? The fridge is filled with ingredients. Do I have boiled eggs or a croissant? How will my outfit look today? Should I wear a poncho or a shawl? My choices are limitless. To have these choices is a luxury.
Waking up today I said a little thank you. Smiled because of the good night’s sleep I just had. Being extra I had sprayed lavender pillow mist on my pillows the night before.