Finding a topic for the letter ‘B’ was easy for me as I regularly blog (as does another person who visits my blog regularly) about looking and finding the beauty in the every day.
Beauty can be found in the most unusual of places if we take the time to look for it.
What do we class as beauty?
Is it the classic beauty that we are fed each day by the mainstream media or is it something esoteric?
In my opinion, beauty can be anything that brightens our day.
It could be someone who made you smile, a pretty flower struggling up between the pavers on a path, a bird singing on a cloudy day. Beauty is what you make it.
It is about your perception of what beauty should be.
I sometimes sit at the end of a crappy day and ruminate about everything that happened to me throughout the day. (Okay, not sometimes – it happens regularly). Whilst I am sitting there, I sometimes make a conscious effort to look for a positive to the day. Something beautiful. Something that proves to me that life isn’t out to get me.
I look for something to be grateful for.
This can be difficult but more often than not, there are many times throughout the day that the monotony or despair lifts for a short time however in the grand scheme of a crappy day, this can be often overlooked.
However, these times are beautiful and are to be treasured.
As I sit at my computer this morning to type this post, I take the time to listen and look for the beauty and blessings (‘blessings’ is another ‘B’ word for you) around me.
I can hear my water feature bubbling away outside my window. The GG installed it there because I told him that I love the sound of running water. Beauty and blessing #1.
I can hear a jet plane flying overhead. I am grateful that I don’t live near an airport. Beauty and blessing #2.
I can hear the birds sqwuarking and chirping in the Grevillea bush in the front garden. Beauty and blessing #3
I can hear (even though my hearing is deteriorating). Beauty and blessing #4.
I am surrounded by fabrics and craft materials. Beauty and blessing #5
I could go on -but I’m sure you get the idea of where I am going with this.
There are days in my life that I call ‘grey sky days’ where I don’t feel as if anything is going right and where I can’t see a way out of it all. My mind is being a p.i.t.a. and telling me all sorts of things that I know aren’t true but I want to believe them because of what I am feeling at the time. However, I can always find something beautiful in my life. I can always find a blessing.
So tell me, what beauty have you found in your day today?