Wednesday, May 30, 2012


It's easy to get caught up in the monotony of a busy life... absently rushing from one thing to the next; while the beautiful or funny or charming things become obscured… hidden in plain sight.

It’s easy to see the beautiful, funny and charming when it’s quiet; we can commit things to memory and revel in our joy, when life is slow and measured. But, I think it must be a true gift to recognize the beautiful and funny and charming things while in the midst of the demands of life.

The irony of my situation is that I push myself through so many things so that I can devote more of my attention to my family. But whilst I am bustling, they’re waiting; or more tragically, not waiting, for me to give my attention.

I’m not quite sure how to make that change in my life… to quiet my mind, if not my surroundings, and soak it all up. To notice and give thanks for the treasures that fill each of my days... beauty can be so simple, like clover amid the grass, if only we take the time to notice. I guess one just has to make the decision and do it.

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