We were talking to a friend of ours who does some amazing work but has been having a hard time lately (as we all do from time to time). She lost some dear friends and a few other hard things were weighing heavily on her heart for the past few months. She recognizes these periods are just part of life sometimes but was happy to see herself coming out on the other side.
What she was particularly excited about was the joy she was starting to see and cultivate in her life again. Not some big vacation or adventure or new home or anything else we often see representing "happy moments" splashed across our Facebook newsfeed, but those small, everyday moments that often go unnoticed. Those small bits of beauty woven throughout our everyday life. She referenced remembering to enjoy the sunrise, the breath in a remembered yoga pose, the warm embrace of a friend, and other small moments that are now giving her so much fulfillment. Simply because she remembered to look and pause to enjoy.
That's one of the reasons LilyBee inspires us so much. It elevates an everyday experience to one of beauty. By surrounding ourselves with beauty and these small acts of self-care, we can bring more meaning and richness to our lives. Because joy shouldn't be saved for vacations and special events. We deserve to experience joy every day!