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Finding Beauty in the Ordinary

March 17, 2016

Finding Beauty in the Ordinary

With spring upon us and the sun finally peeking out again we dream of beaches, cute jumpsuits and the perfect pair of sunnies. With Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook, etc., we suddenly HAVE to go to… [fill in the blank]. This earth has indescribable sights to see, people to meet and cultures to explore; there's no doubt about that. However, don't forget,

There is wonder right where you are.

I believe in adventure here. You don't need to travel overseas to experience the majesty of this world.

In my life right now I'm learning a lot about being present and seeing beauty in the ordinary. If you stop, and really indulge in the present, you'll find that your world will seem much more adventurous.

Instances that make you feel alive and make your heart feel full, those are the moments we need to invest in. It's easy to be busy and let life pass you by. I have been that person, as many of us have. We stop doing what we know we love, what we know will make us happy, because we're "busy". 

To me, being present is being aware. Right now, as you're reading this, what do you hear? What do you smell? What do you see around you? What do you feel? What do you taste?

This is present. Right now. I know it's cliche, but this is all you have at this moment. Take it in.

Little moments, daily moments, mundane moments, THAT is where the adventure is in life.

Challenge: Go somewhere nearby for just a 2 hour trip, even if you're busy. Make time. Be present. Take a moment to sit and reflect on the questions I wrote above.



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