What A Wonderful World!
by Gina Valley
Breathe deep, my soul.
Bask in Beauty.
Soak in Light.
Grow in Forgiveness.
Live in Love.
One of the cool things about traveling so much this week is that it’s given me the opportunity to sit back and look at the scenery.
I often forget how important it is to nourish my soul by seeking out the beauty and encouragement found in the creation all around me.
We live in a beautiful place. All of us. Every one. Varied places. Cities. Towns. Countryside. Sometimes I get so busy that I forget to see what’s always around me.
Trees. Rocks. Waves. Clouds. Even a potted fichus or the tiny daisy pushing up through a crack in the sidewalk downtown.
It’s not just the green rolling hills or the vastness of the ocean that can source renewal. Even the pot spilling over with pansies in front of the skyscraper I auditioned in today can refresh me if I just take a moment to revel in how lovely and how amazing they are.
When I look at trees and flowers and rivers I can feel myself relax as I soak in both their beauty and the reminder that they were created uniquely with a purpose and so was I.
It’s amazing the change in my attitude, the release of stress, the gratitude I feel when I make it a point to see what’s around me, and to take a few slow, deep breaths, forcing myself to slow down and absorb it.
Beauty renews, refreshes, encourages.
Seeing that the trees can endure the storms of winter, surely, I’m reminded, I can handle those that blow my way as well.
And, if a bent, craggy stump can be more lovely than a sculpture, surely there is a beauty to be found in the efforts I make as well.
I hope what you see outside today will bring joy and encouragement to you.
What inspires you? What reminds you that there are great things when you’re feeling low? What takes your breath away? Shoot me a comment. I’m looking forward to hearing what you think.
Thank you for reading!