Have you considered the beauty around you today?
It’s springtime and the trees are blooming, the birds are singing and the rabbits are doing what rabbits do best. The sun is rising to present magnificent days filled with the sights, scents and sounds of glorious life.
It is hard to describe how beautiful this world is. You know what I mean if you tend to focus on what really matters in this life, not on all the other obstacles that try to hog our attention. You could absolutely stare at your computer or television all day, contemplating the stock market, President Trump or the refugee crisis–or you can take a step back, take a deep breath of clean air and open your eyes to what surrounds us all. It’s not that the issues of this world don’t need our attention, it’s that they don’t need ALL of our attention.
Take time out to smell the roses, proverbial and not. Go outside and soak in some vitamin D. Take a walk, take a swim, take a bike ride and enjoy each and every day you can draw breath–the day you can’t will come far too soon. I find fewer things so calming than walking by a babbling brook with the birds singing and foraging, with a breeze rustling the leaves. All the rest of the world can disappear, explode or do whatever it pleases at that point–because I’m at peace. Isn’t that something you crave? Peace, calm, quiet–contentedness. You can burn your candles at both ends and keep so busy that your life passes you by, or you can slow down, prioritize and blow out the flame instead of fanning it. Enjoy the time you’ve been given, it’s one thing we can never get back or buy more.