La vie en rose. Directly translated it just means life in pink, or rose if you will. As Audrey Hepburn said, “La vie en rose. It is the french way of saying, “I am looking at the world through rose coloured glasses.” Rose coloured glasses….these really are such beautiful statements when you really think about their true meanings. No, they don’t just mean thinking of your life as perfect looking at the world through a rose tinted filter. La vie en rose is telling us to look at the rosey parts in all of life. It is telling us to take a step backwards and appreciate the smallest and simplest moments in life because they are often the most beautiful and can be the most treasured of memories. I am a culprit of often forgetting to let go of the stress of the world around me and to just take a deep breath and a step back and look at how lucky we truly are and how amazing life is.
Don’t let life pass you by because you’re too busy worrying about what comes next to pay attention to what is right in front of you. Just say to yourself, La vie en rose because every moment can have a little pink glimmer in it. All you have to do is look. I hope you will join me this week in making a true effort at seeing the beauty in life instead of all the pain. I hope to journal one thing everyday this week that is beautiful about my life in a moment when I’m too busy being overwhelmed. Take a leap of faith! Confess your love for someone! Drive to the beach at 4 am and watch the sunrise! Jump in the pool with all of your clothes on! Confess a secret you’re too scared to admit to even yourself! Go to dinner or a movie by yourself! Buy a plane ticket to somewhere you’ve always wanted to go. Let’s stop letting fear, anxiety and other people’s judgement get in the way of life! This week let’s live La vie en rose!
*P.S. Turn up your volume and enjoy a little Edith Piaf with me will you?
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