Sometimes we simply need to appreciate beauty. There may be no logical reason for the beauty. No end to its means. No summation.
It just is.
And that is enough.
Sometimes we need reminding to look for it. Because we’re too caught up in the crappy week, the busy days, the exhausted nights. The day-to-day and the need-to-dos. The life stuff.
But can I tell you what else is part of the life stuff?
- Bird song early in the morning
- A spider’s web
- A rainbow
- Your kids’ laughter
- Your loved one’s smile
- The smell of rain on the earth
- You, alone, running on the road
Lately, I’ve been ignoring the beauty – and it shows.
I’m disengaged. I’m focusing on the busy-ness, the unimportant, the minor details. Where I should be looking for the shiny, the unexpected, the delightful and the awe-inspiring, I find myself focused on the negatives, the failings, the comparisons.
So this is a reminder for me, as much as anyone else, to rediscover the beauty.
And the beauty I’m talking about isn’t the Mona Lisa, Grand Canyon, Ryan Gosling kind. You don’t need these things to know beauty.
What about the golden mist as you water the garden? The warmth in your chest from a beating heart? A sky filled with fluffy clouds? Holding hands?
This week, I’m challenging you (and myself) to find beauty every day. Write it down, tweet it out, Facebook status it. Let’s spread a little beauty this week, and see if we can’t shake the world.
At the end of the week, come back and share with us the beauty you discovered (or rediscovered).