love thursday: the beckoning of lovely

Heart rock, found as photographed, lying in my neighbour's garden. Photographed with Nikon D300, 35mm lens.

One of the reason that I started Love Thursday so long ago is because I love the idea of being able to find love in unexpected places. I love the idea that love is, indeed, all around us, we just need to open our eyes and look. It's right there. It's always right there.

Related to this fascination for love is my attraction to all things serendipitous and kind -- strangers doing nice things for one another, random acts of kindness, people doing deeds of charity, philanthropy or just plain goodwill or grace without giving it a second thought. People who extend a hand of friendship for no reason than just to do it. It's the reason I loved the video I linked to in yesterday's post, or that great Free Hugs Campaign that was so popular a couple of years ago.

It's also the reason that I so love the following video, The Beckoning of Lovely. Take a look at it, and see if it doesn't move you. (And by the way, if it does, and you live in and around Houston, keep scrolling down -- there's a wonderful surprise at the bottom of this post.)

Happy Love Thursday, everyone. Please leave the links to your words and images of love in the comments section below. And may you beckon some lovely into your life today!

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For those of you who are in Houston, great news: Amy Krouse Rosenthal, the beautiful mind behind The Beckoning of Lovely video you see above, will be here in Houston next Tuesday, March 31st, for the sole purpose of joining you and me and all of us to create more lovely! Here are all the details:


WHERE: Blue Willow Bookshop, 14532 Memorial Drive  (phone: 281.497.8675)

WHEN: Tuesday March 31st, 6:00-7:00 pm

WHO: Nice, interesting people like you

WHY: To feel like wow, that was an exceptionally well-spent hour

WHY NOT: Exactly.

 

In other words, just show up, and let's see what magic we can make.  I can't wait to see you all there.

SongCloser to fine, by the Indigo Girls