There is no denying that beauty surrounds us each and every day, but do you truly stop and appreciate the beauty of who you are, the beauty within your life and the beauty of life in general?
By taking the time to be open to and appreciate the beautiful things in life it opens your heart to love and joy, which brings more meaning to life. Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder, as they say, so the wonderful thing is that you get to choose what you think and feel is beautiful to you!
Mother Nature has blessed us with an abundance of beauty that we can admire and appreciate on a daily basis. Maybe you find beauty in the magnificent array of flowers and plants, in the warmth of the sun, in the coolness of the breeze against your skin, in the dance of the trees swaying, in the floating formations of the clouds in the sky, or in the waves of the ocean crashing against each other.
Maybe you find beauty in the abundance of animals and creatures that surround us. Ducks swimming in the lake, butterflies playing joyfully in the air, a ladybug that appears from nowhere, a cat that wants to snuggle on your lap or a dog that is so happy to see you that you think it’s about to wag its tail off.
Maybe you find beauty in the people that surround you each day. A smile that lights up your day, a hug that brings warmth to your heart, a touch that makes you shiver in delight, or a knowing look of understanding from across the room. Or maybe you find beauty in a pretty face or kind personality.
Maybe you find beauty in the situations that occur around you each day. The sounds of children playing and laughing, watching someone you love receive a special gift, or seeing the look of joy on someone’s face as they are pleasantly surprised by something or someone.
Maybe you find beauty in the material things that you have or would like to have. A treasured trinket, a dazzling piece of jewellery, a favourite chair, a designer bed, a piece of artwork, or maybe a family heirloom.
And the list goes on and on and on…
But do you find beauty in yourself: in your physical features, in your personality traits, in your thoughts, in your actions, in your behaviours? Just as there is so much beauty to be found within nature, within life and within people, there is also much to be found within you.
And one of the absolute best parts about being open to and appreciating beauty is that it doesn’t cost a thing. All it takes is intention and switching your mindset to being in the present moment. So what beauty can you now appreciate about yourself or your day? Please feel free to share by leaving a comment below.