Behind Lydia’s Smile

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I started blogging at the very end of August 2018 (for September that year) and my goal at the time was to share posts about the things that set my soul on fire: music, books, food, spirituality, fashion… everything that made me the girl I am today; I was inspired to bring positivity to the world in the best way I could possibly image, in a world that’s so negative, and I chose blogging as my medium.

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The Amateur Aesthete: “Fallen Angel” by Alexandre Cabanel

Art

My first encounter of this 1847 painting was on Twitter towards the end of 2018. I follow a number of art and fashion Twitter accounts and because I spend a lot of time on social media (shame on me, right?), I see a lot of beautiful posts but none of them had ever stood out to me the way this particular painting has.

Why Self-Love Is Important For Attracting Romantic Love

Law of Attraction 101, Uncategorized

One of the lessons that being single has taught me is the importance of self-love. When you go a while without being romantically involved with someone, you have no choice but to focus on yourself and on how you can grow while you wait for the right person to come along.

Law of Attraction 101: Affirmations

Law of Attraction 101

One of my recent blog posts had to do with how thoughts become things. A lot of people don’t realise the power of words so I thought to speak about affirmations as one of the other ways in which you can quickly manifest whatever you want (while also making use of methods such as visualisation and gratitude).

How I Manifested Love (In Time For Valentine’s Day)

Law of Attraction 101

You’re probably sighing deeply from the title because you’re either a sceptic when it comes to love and/ or the Law of Attraction and you’ve already emotionally prepared yourself for another lonely Valentine’s Day, or you’re simply curious and want to give this a shot, or find out if this is click bait because maybe it turns out, when you get to the end of this post, that I’ll be sitting on my couch this year, once again, snuggled up with my mom while we watch some of her favourite TV shows like it’s another ordinary night, only this time, I bought loads of chocolate.

Book Review: The One Minute Millionaire

Books

My Law of Attraction journey has since taught me that there is no such thing as coincidence. You are always at the right place at the right time and, in that time, whatever you come across (be it through whichever of your senses) is simply a message the Universe has been meaning to give to you— you are at the perfect place and in the perfect state to receive. That’s something, isn’t it?

The Amateur Aesthete

Art

Welcome to the newest segment of my blog!

When Lydia Smiles is all about the things that make me happy, the things that I love—the things that make me Lydia— which I want to share with you! I’ve been getting the hang of blogging over the last few months and while I love writing about my spiritual journey, positivity and the Law of Attraction, those aren’t the only things that make me smile. Art forms a big part of who I am as a creative. I’m pedantic about my Instagram layout (which is pretty much themed and features a few collages which I spent a good portion of my day putting together for uploading), I love a good aesthetic on pretty much anything, I’m a sucker for detail and a good story and I love me some artwork (especially Renaissance artworks) and that what this is about.

Blog Goals: February 2019

goals

When I started my blog, all I knew was that I wanted to write something with the hopes that one person would read it and that it would make that one person’s day. My blog was not only primarily inspired by the fact that a lot of people often meet me and ask, “why do you smile so much?” but also by the sad fact that there’s just so much bad in the world and I wanted to have a little positivity corner for anyone seeking a bit of sunshine in their day too

The Weekly Thanks

The Weekly Thanks

This week has been one for the books and it’s absolutely confirmed that this is going to be a good year for me as most of the things that I’d set intentions for and spent most of my time manifesting last year are beginning to take off for me.