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.
Likewise with the topsy turvy baking supplies I took in as I was searching for the food coloring for dying Easter eggs.
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.
And, let me tell you, brethren, dying Easter eggs was one big beauty fest . . . through the eyes of this beholder, at least.
The ordinary, using the right filter, became the extraordinary: Jackson Pollock-like spoon-cleaning paper towel “art”?
I saw our pooch in a whole new light: a beautiful lady of leisure.
Even a silly imperfection like a milk-moustachioed smile, as seen through my new gauzy lens, was lovely.
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.