Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Beauty. May 28, 2010.

“Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.” - Ashley Smith

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One of the first things to go when we get depressed is our awareness of the beauty around us. Have you ever noticed that when you are in a happy mood, you are suddenly likely to notice the colorful flowerpot in the neighbor’s window, or the billowing clouds in the bright blue sky? They were there when you were depressed, too. You just didn’t notice them!

If only we could be more successful at noticing these things every single day, regardless of our emotional outlook. If we paid more attention to beautiful colors, harmonic sounds and small kind acts of others, our dark moods might not be so dark. What do you see that’s beautiful today?

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