Friday, March 9, 2012

Week 22

"Some people think luxury is the opposite of poverty. It is not. It is the opposite of vulgarity." - Coco Chanel

Luxury without monetary wealth is achievable.  Luxury – at its core – is not about money.  Sure, I can spend money & go to the spa, be pampered and feel luxurious… yes. True. But I can feel luxurious just the same by simply sitting on the porch, getting lost in a book while birds are chirping & the wind is blowing.  That is one thing I have learned in my life… how to revel in the ordinary. How to appreciate the beauty in, what may seem to some, the mundane. 

Sure, I forget… I get caught up in the "oh my goodness, if only this or only that" of life… but more days than not, I try to appreciate the small luxuries I've created & been blessed with in my life. The simplicity of it.  The appreciation of who I am & where I am. The way I try to bring refinement & a bit of grace to my days.

A friend shared a blog with me recently –  the impossible cool … it is nothing more than imagery & quotes of who the author feels embodies the cool factor. It is wisdom without words. Because looking at those images took me right there. I felt transported to a time & a place where "luxury", "coolness" & "style" all came together to create the big IT.

Luxury & grace; coolness & style – embrace it, embody it. Life is so much better when viewed through those glasses. And don't we all want life to be even just a little bit better?

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