Go out there and find beauty!

I don’t know about you, but I always feel that I am too busy to stop and take a break and “smell the roses”. Recently, a friend advised me (instead of rushing through my work week and desperately waiting for the weekend) to take at least a few minutes out of each day to look for and enjoy the beauty that surrounds us and to which we are often blind. Enjoy the small moments and make every day count!

Today, I was thinking how I have to finish this and that and how the weekend is not nearly long enough to complete everything I planed, when I remembered my friend’s words: “Go out there and find beauty!” So I did:

Fall leaves

Echinacea

A heart shaped leaf

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fall leaves

Fall leaves

berries

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last tomatoes

beyond the fence

Basking in the sun

fall

a red fall leaf

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As the Fall slowly turns into Winter…

Every time I spend an entire day inside, my mood changes from good to worse. I feel like I’ve missed something, like life is somehow moving without me. Today was starting to be one of those days. The weather was fairly warm for the late November, but the day was gray and it seemed as it will start raining any minute. Our dogs were eager to go out, I could just see it in their pretty eyes and in their postures.

So, we (my children and I) decided to go out for a walk in the park and along the river. Oh, how beautiful this late Fall day turned out to be. It still was gray and cloudy, but just being outdoors, breathing the fresh air, watching the Fall fading and Winter taking over, seeing our dogs genuine, unrestricted happiness, it made a whole difference. A splash of positive energy just came over me and I thought how I often forget to enjoy and appreciate little things… Life is good! Thank you God!