Looking for the Lovely

Written by Julie

On January 31, 2020

…Look for a lovely thing and you will find it…

line from the poem “Night” by Sara Teasdale

Look for something lovely. And you’ll find it.

It seems so simple, but at the same time it’s a really deep thought. If we look for something lovely, something pretty, something breathtaking, something awe-inspiring–we’ll find it.

But we have to look.

We have to open our eyes and take notice of the things around us.

We have to get out of our own little world and pay attention.

We have to be intentional about finding something to admire, something to be thankful for, instead of finding fault in everything or turning a casual/blind eye.

We have to stop taking everything for granted, stop getting used to everything and viewing it as normal, stop being so busy we never look around and breathe it in.

We have to find (which means we must search for) the extraordinary in the ordinary.

Today (and beyond!), stop and take a look around. Open your eyes to see–really see. Search for “a lovely thing” and thank God for it.

“Seek…and you will find.” (Matthew 7:7)

P.S. I’d like to hear what you noticed, what lovely things you found. πŸ™‚ It can be a place, a thing in nature (flowers, the sky, etc.), an action or character trait of a person (or God), a conversation you had (those can be lovely, can’t they?), or whatever!



Hi, I'm Julie, a 16-year-old lover of books, music, and Jesus. I'm a junior in high school (Abeka Academy) and have been blogging for two years. I also co-publish a digital magazine called Priceless geared toward teen girls. My desire is to use my words to glorify my Saviour and to encourage you in your walk with God. I'd love to hear from you!

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Reply to  Julie

I agree, Jules! πŸ˜ŽπŸ˜€And there are so many cool things that we never notice that God gives us to enjoy.