As I zero in on the three-year mark of writing this blog, I'm taking time to think about it's purpose.
Beauty in The Ordinary.
It's an attitude that is so easily mocked. It can appear trite and sycophantic but for me, it works. Just taking the time to balance each bad thought with a good one, gets me through the day.
Right now, given present life-circumstances, it would be so easy to fall into despair. I feel like I'm sitting in the eye of the hurricane. Not just because of Rudy's health, there's a lot of other rubbish stuff going on too.
But still, no matter how much I list the Bad Things, there's always a counter balance in the Good-Things column.
Just yesterday, I woke in a testy, irritated mood...feeling the weight of my world on my shoulders. And then I received a text message from my neighbour saying "meet me out front."
And there she was, with her happy sunny face, saying "Let's put up Christmas lights!"
It was an unusually warm November day, so it absolutely made sense to do it then before the cold winds of winter start blowing.
Given my mood, it would have been so easy to grumble and complain and go back indoors, but I choose to let myself be swept up in her infectious enthusiasm and lo and behold within moments, the bad mood was blown away.
I guess the point I'm trying to make is the only power we have every day is how we choose to react to circumstance.
I choose Beauty.
and thank you coffeepearlsand poetry
for all your beautiful photos.