Beauty Surrounds Us Everyday – We Just Have to Open Our Eyes to It.

Beauty Surrounds Us Everyday – We Just Have to Open Our Eyes to It.

Beauty Surrounds Us Everyday – We Just Have to Open Our Eyes to It.

 

The more often we see the things around us – even the beautiful and wonderful things – the more they become invisible to us. That is why we often take for granted the beauty of this world: the flowers, the trees, the birds, the clouds – even those we love. Because we see things so often, we see them less and less.  Joseph B. Wirthlin

It was with this thought in mind that I lived my day yesterday.

I was bound and determined to be an active observer of my world with a lens focused on the positivity and beauty around me. What an astounding way it was to navigate through the day. 

Commonplace vases that I typically don’t even spare a second glance sitting on the pantry shelf became simple objects of beauty.

 

Every day beauty: vases in the pantry

 

Likewise with the topsy turvy baking supplies I took in as I was searching for the food coloring for dying Easter eggs.

 

Every day beauty: topsy turvy baking supplies

 

A wedding invitation that arrived in the mail, which I might ordinarily have ripped open in a hurry only to see the date and log it into our calendar, made me pause and marvel at its unique beauty.

 

Every day beauty: Wedding invitation

 

And, let me tell you, brethren, dying Easter eggs was one big beauty fest . . . through the eyes of this beholder, at least.

 

Every day beauty: dying Easter eggs

 

Every day beauty: dying Easter eggs

 

The ordinary, using the right filter, became the extraordinary: Jackson Pollock-like spoon-cleaning paper towel “art”?

 

Every day beauty: dying Easter eggs - Jackson Pollock-like Napkin Art

 

Every day beauty: dying Easter eggs

 

I saw our pooch in a whole new light: a beautiful lady of leisure.

 

Every day beauty: Tia - Havanese in the spotlight

 

Even a silly imperfection like a milk-moustachioed smile, as seen through my new gauzy lens, was lovely.

 

Every day beauty:  milk mustache smile

 

And as the sun set in a blaze of glory, befitting of the tone of the day as well as Jon Bon Jovi’s prophetic words, I decided I was finally going to make the long-overdue optometrist appointment I’ve been talking about forever so that, when I order my new pair of glasses, I can request the lenses in a pinkish tint.

That way I’ll be guaranteed to look at the world through rose-colored glasses each and every day.

 

Every day beauty:  blaze of glory sunset

 

Written by Becky


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Hi! My name is Becky. I’m a mom, a wife, a friend, a writer, and a compulsive thinker. Don't invite me to a spa or to shop the day away, but rather, make me laugh, engage me in interesting conversation, play a game with me, or give me a cappuccino and homemade vanilla bean flan and I’m yours ‘til the cows come home.

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