My back yard is a small, middle class neighborhood backyard. The grass is dead from recent droughts, and lack of funds has limited my gardening. My son’s dog occasionally comes to visit and has “rearranged” the outdoor furniture and decor!
Nevertheless, I can sit there, find peace and still discover beauty around me. It is in the eye of this beholder.
I have learned with age to always look for the rainbow….the bright spot amidst the dark clouds. It is critical to living with joy!
Without seeking to find the glass half full, the heaviness of life will overcome us and plunge some into the depths of despair. I could easily find something to lament over every day and I admit, there are days that the temptation is great to just give in to the doldrums. But, it completely wastes our time and our time is so limited.
Now, I choose to see a rhinestone on a leaf….where there is a drop of water. I see autumn while the heat lingers on….and I see fun in my closet though the budget is small. It is fashion week and I cannot attend many of the events because I am a teacher….but I will do what I can and have fun with it! The eye of this beholder chooses to see the beauty first, and not the blemishes.
What brings you joy today?
|See...a few leaves have changed colors!|
Have a fabulous Wednesday!!