Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Today I Find Beauty

Have you ever gotten some news that stopped you in your tracks?   Took your breath away?  Made you realize that NOTHING else is more important than your family's health?  Nothing.  Not the messy bathroom.  Or the weeds that need pulling.  The trees that need trimming.  The wood that needs chopping.  The dishes in the sink.  The dust on the tables.  Nothing.
Today I woke, and everything seemed different.  Perfect.  In all of it's ordinary.  It was perfect. 
My coffee tasted better.  The sun shone brighter.  I opened my front door, and in the stillness of the early morning, it was so pretty, that I had to go get my camera.
Then, I strolled through the grove, and even standing on the sport court, where only one week before, all I could see was what needed to be done, today......it looked beautiful to me. 
I heard the birds chirping their songs. 
The sun shining through the trees.
The messy Queen Palms I have always hated, because they are always in need of trimming and they mess up my pool and deck.  Today, their canopy of fronds and flowers only looked beautiful .
My chickens who seem to be taking their sweet time to lay eggs for me. Today, I will just be patient.
Today, I will take pleasure in the simple things.  A darling notebook my friend Holly made for me.
Gifts from the heart from sweet friends.
I will see things differently.  Today.




Today, I will not see dust, and laundry that needs to be done.   I will not see dirty floors, or messy bathrooms.  Today, I will see the beauty that is all around me.
Go make it a great day.  And hug someone you love!!!

22 comments:

Holly said...

Isn't it strange? I feel the same way. Enjoying the morning. Counting my blessings. And oh so thankful for friends like you! Now, I'll give you $20 for a donut.

❀❀❀Ðαωᾔ❀❀❀ said...

Beautiful attitude and beautiful photos:)
{Hugs}

Janene said...

What a wonderful post. I have days that I feel the same way...wish they crept up more often!
Have a great day...and keep those spirits lifted :o)
Janene

Lauri said...

a good reminder. I will look at the day differently too.

laurie said...

such a beautiful post even the chickens ( if you read my blog you would know I'm scared of chickens) ha ha ,,,, your ladies look lovely though,, I hope everything is OK,, such sage advice,, I hope your day unfolds with joy and calm.

glor said...

Great post, makes the world a whole different place when you see it this way. Thanks for the refreshment.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

This was beautiful, Kris! It is so wonderful to cherish "the ordinary day" as much as special occasion days. We have so many more of them!

Stacey said...

As I was about to write this comment, I just spilled coffee all down my brand NEW white t shirt.. And, ya know what?? It doesn't even matter.. This post was so what I needed to hear this morning.. Thanks for giving me a lil kick in the butt not to sweat the small stuff :)

*Now I need to go soak my shirt :(

From the Kitchen said...

Thank you! I needed your beautiful post to remind me to be in the moment, see the beauty and enjoy.

Best,
Bonnie

Whosyergurl said...

Sounds like a happy, contented day for you. GOOD. FOR. YOU. and, good for everyone around you!
xo, Cheryl

by Teresa said...

Dear Kris, I do hope you didn't hear something really bad. What a gorgeous home and grounds you have! What part of Cali do you live in? My son married a girl who grew up in Agoura Hills. Your land looks flatter there. I loved your message of just enjoying what you have. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Kerri said...

You have a sport court? Man, your property has all kinds of suprises!

Beautiful pictures and words...but right now I am thinking about those donuts!

Linda said...

What a wonderful post!!

Dena said...

Beautiful post Kris. We should all take time to smell the roses and see the beauty surrounding us. Thanks for the inspiration.

Tammy said...

I miss ya and it's only been 3 days. lol Your home is beautiful. Holly, you'd be up to $40 if she gave you a donut. =P

Pammy Sue said...

Sweet post, Kris!

NanaNor's said...

Hi dear Kris, This was so profound and only those who've had their lives changed in a second can comprehend. I know that after facing some huge life issues I've become much more content with the small things. Hoping all is well with you and so glad you found joy in the quiet things.
Hugs today. Noreen

Genn said...

Good post.
I feel the same, especially today. Love you. xoxoxo

Amber said...

Ahhh so refreshing! I just love your blog. Uuummmm and your house! Aaahmazing! You truly are blessed! And... you definitely are a blessing to me! You are a reminder of the kid of Mommy I want to be when I grow up.
{hugs}

Lorri said...

Hi! I just enjoyed reading several posts on your blog! You take fantastic pictures! Loved the pumpkin pic!

Melissa said...

Thanks for sharing your sweet positive attitude Kris...I needed that! and I so could love one a those donuts too!

Gloria said...

The pictures are amazing Kris!! thanks for sharing these lovely pics! gloria