Sometimes we are fortunate enough to catch a moment like this. We don’t plan for the sun to come up each morning, we don’t force it, we don’t will it, we can’t resist it. It just happens. The beauty of life unfolds all around us. It’s not about our plan. It’s about noticing every blessing, every gift. The miracles pulling on our pant leg begging for us to notice, reminding us we are not in charge. You can’t force love. You are love. I am love. Let it in and use your precious life to shine like a beacon. Be a place of hope and peace for the lost souls who need a place to call home. Have a blessed day and enjoy the beauty of this precious moment.
Why are bloggers so great? If I had to pick one reason, it would be that they have a way of giving the gentlest friendliest kick in the butt when you need it most. Not the kind of kick that knocks you down but rather the kind of kick that moves you forward. Sometimes, it is their kind words that open your own eyes to a perspective you were unable to get to on your own. This is my way of saying a great big thank you to everyone that shows compassion, offers words of advice and encouragement and to anyone that takes the time to read my posts.
I was sitting out back earlier tonight in awe of the beautiful sunset happening right there before my eyes. I chuckled to myself as I remembered there are reminders and lessons all around us if we are paying enough attention. I couldn’t help but wonder if it’s a coincidence that our day begins with a sunrise and ends with a sunset. No matter how ugly our day can seem and regardless of whether it was good or bad, it begins and ends with something amazingly calm and beautiful. It is a gentle nudge to remember not to focus so much on the little details of the day but to find the beauty in the bigger picture. We all have beautiful gifts in our lives. Sometimes we get caught up in our insecurities and sink into our disappointments and we just lose sight of all that is good. You can only see what you look for so remember to look for the good. Find the beautiful in yourself and your own life and learn to be gentle and kind. Give yourself a break and know it’s okay to make mistakes and be a little less that perfect sometimes. Make a mental list of all that is good and throw that other list away. You are strong, you are special and you are absolutely perfect just the way you are. Don’t hold yourself to a standard that would be impossible for anyone to achieve. Know you do your best and be okay with whatever that is. You are not meant to beat yourself up. You are meant to love yourself.
While I was walking around the house getting everyone ready for school, the most amazing blend of colors caught my eye through the window of my front door. I’ve been down lately. It happens, the natural ebb and flow of life. Today, I was feeling hopeful. It was a new day, a fresh start and thankfully my little guy was finally well enough to go back to school. If I had to describe a color of my life the last few weeks it would have to be gray. It was like a rainy, gloomy two weeks where I was stuck in the house and trapped in my own negative thoughts. Somehow, the colors faded from my view. I became the gray, until today when I witnessed the beauty in a simple sunrise.
Here’s hoping you notice the beauty all around you. Look for those moments so you don’t miss them. Even when things feel like they couldn’t be worse, those moments are there waiting for you to notice them. Here is a picture of mine. I hope you enjoy it.