Wednesday, February 1, 2012

beauty we call life

today is another day
it is wednesday
and some people
call it 'hump' day
since it is in the middle
of the week.

today is beautiful
if you only look

there is lovely everywhere

i joined the 'be the change' project
yesterday and the challenge
was to do something for someone
and make an effort
it could be large or small
just be the change!

i did many things yesterday
for my part.

i smiled at the lady in
the checkout who
i believe was
having a hard day.

bought coffee for
two different people

wrote an encouraging
text to my ex-sister in law
who is VERY ill right now

wrote a positive and uplifting
note to a classmate on facebook
who needed to hear some
nice things about what
she is doing right now

nothing too terribly

but, then again
i try to do this everyday

to live with a grateful &
happy heart-
to shine my light...

today i am off
to treat a dear friend for coffee

and also i printed out a
'pay it forward' slip to buy
the person behind me in line
her next cup of coffee.
it is something we can print
from the local christian radio station.

i also heard that an old classmate
of mine is on hard times right now
he lost his job and what i hear
is that he is standing on the corner
by walmart.
i am on the lookout for him today
so i can give him a little something
to help.

everyday is a chance
a new day
a fresh beginning
to start again
to be happy to be alive
and to show kindness

your smile
to a stranger today
could make the difference
in their life right now

maybe that is all they
need to make it through
another day...your smile.

we are not called to be perfect
that is impossible.
all our past mistakes are in
the past, we need to leave
them there and start today
brand new...
we can wake up
and take a new step
towards looking at
and seeing beauty
in each and every day!

may you be blessed today.
may you see beauty today
in even the smallest of things...
life is good
it is a gift.

*sidenote: thank you to the feature
today lydia!!! 

we do see beautiful!!!!


Mama D.'s Dozen said...

LOVE it!

Sometimes we can get caught up in the fact that we aren't "doing anything" big ... but the "little things" really do add up.

Thanks for being a BLESSING. Your blog posts put a SMILE on my face each and every day.

:) :) :)

Outside Looking In said...

WONDERFUL! What a great encourager you are! I am trying to be more thankful.....thankful for even small things....and at night with my prayers. A friend gave me a little quote "What if you only woke up with the things that you had thanked God for the night before". It's never far from my mind.

Thoughts for the day said...

Great ideas of giving out to others.

Donna said...

If only everyone had this state of mind and did a few of those things every day, the world would be the utopia we all dream about. Thanks for sharing, a really inspiring post and one I'm going to be thinking about in the days to come!

Lydia Criss Mays said...

Always seeing beautiful! I love the way you mirrored much of what we wrote about your blog here today (and always). Have fun seeing and spreading beautiful! said...

oh, this post is a good start for my day... i'm glad i discovered your blog.

Anna said...

Love it! Beautiful post!

If you get a chance check out my latest post, for a fun blog swap.

Sweet Tea said...

You made a difference in the life of several people today. FANTASTIC!! FB is a great way to brighten someone's day, isn't it, and we can do that without even leaving the house. Good idea!

Songbird Cabin said...

I've been clicking around the internet today looking for some inspiration--so I'm not sure how I ended up here, but I'm so glad I did. What an excellent reminder and some great, simple ideas. It's just what I needed to read today. Thank you~Eileen