Every single day, most of us wake up and act out a familiar routine with familiar thoughts. A lot of the time, we get so caught up in this routine that we forget to actually open our eyes and look around. We forget to be present even for a few moments and observe the beauty of the world around us.
This should be added to our routines. I do, and it’s glorious.
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I open my eyes every morning and one of my very first thoughts is, “thank you.” I stretch, sit up slowly and look around. And even though I have seen these surroundings many times, I take it all in as if it’s new. I observe the way I see things and they way they really exist (or don’t exist). I see the birds, the squirrels, the bugs and the always beautiful, ever-changing sky. No matter where my feet take me, I am always observing beauty.
There’s beauty in the way the sun peeks at you from behind the clouds.
There’s beauty in the way your best friend throws her head back and laughs.
There’s beauty in the way your lover’s eyes spark just for you.
There’s beauty in everyone and everything.
I see the good in everyone and some would say that’s a curse but I truly believe it’s a blessing. I know that everyone struggles and are sometimes being driven by something other than their authentic self. I have been there and I know what it’s like so I take this knowledge and move forward. I know I am an amazing person with such a big heart and at one time, I was being unauthentic with myself and others. We all have this beautiful, bright light that sometimes gets dimmed by the junk that we take on every day.
I have learned more about unconditional love and am so grateful for all of the knowledge. I adore this life and the genuine beauty that surrounds me.
Can you see the beauty and the blessings? If not, open your eyes.
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