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beauty and joy

Sunday, June 23, 2013

" A thing of beauty is a joy forever." John Keats

We are truly blessed. If you can see and savor the beauty around you. If you can search it out of the gloom and strife than yes you are truly blessed

Savor and enjoy the colors and flavors of the food you are about to eat. Eat slowly and mindfully. Marvel at the beauty of your muscles in motion. Marvel at how fluid and graceful you are. Wonder at how strong and how fast you have become.

Look toward the little children they are a beauty to behold. Awe at the flowers and the trees. Wonder at the huge moon in the sky tonight . watch the stars twinkle .

Capture some beauty and place it around and in your house. Place some pictures of your beautiful family on the walls . Bring some beautiful plants from outside in. Bring home some trinkets from the beach or of your vacation and display them prominently

If you have the room grow a garden , place some flowers around it and add some whimsical windmills or statues.
Marvel at the nature that visits your yard, butterflies, bees , birds, rabbits, chipmunks, squirrels and deer.

Look often and lovingly into your pets eyes you will be rewarded with such beauty.

Really look at the blue of the sky and warm yellow glow of the sun appreciate it. Learn to love the way raindrops hit the grass and then roll ever so slowly off. Watch as the wind whips a field of grass or flowers and marvel at the sway and the power.

Go to the beach and wonder at the power and beauty of the ocean waves. How the sun glistens off of them before they roll into the sand. Watch the birds soar mightily in the sky before they swoop down to catch a fish or crab. Listen to the beauty and the majesty of the waves as the pound the surf.

Wherever you go look for the beauty , find it and admire it and you will have truly peaceful and lovely days.
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    You are so right, beauty is all around us!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1671 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/27/2013 7:23:46 AM
    Joanne, thank you for posting this wonderful blog! It is so powerful and rings so true that is brought tears to my eyes. It is so easy to overlook the beauty that is all around us, and it is so healing when we remember to really pay attention to all the wonder that is around us. I wish I was at home right now so I could look into the green of my kitty's eyes! They are some of the most beautiful jewels to me!

    Yours is truly a beautiful soul Joanne! Thank you for sharing so much of it here with us on SP!

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    1674 days ago
    Thank you for the thoughts concerning beauty. It really is all around us. Thank you also for visiting my Blog and leaving your comments!

    1674 days ago
    It's always good to take time to stop and see the beauty all around you. We only pass this way but once. emoticon
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  • MELAMA210
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    1674 days ago
    Awesome blog as usual. We spent most of the day outside, sat in the sun for while, moved to the shade, fell asleep in my lounger, then went back to the sun for a bit. Between all that walks with the dog. A great slow day, something I rarely do.
    1674 days ago
  • DARLY55
    Thank you for such a nice commentary on what life is - beautiful. Nature is beautiful !
    You are beautiful! emoticon

    1674 days ago
    Good reminder to enjoy all life's blessings.
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  • JACKIE542
    I agree, thank you emoticon
    1674 days ago
    Take it all in - stop and smell the Roses !! Thanks Jo - Hugs K
    1674 days ago
    emoticon for taking the time to write such a lovely blog! .......... We do have beauty and wonder all around us .............. Have a beautiful summer!!
    1674 days ago
  • HOLLYM48
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    there is beauty everywhere, we just have to look for it and realize that we are all beautiful!
    Thanks for a great reminder! emoticon
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    1674 days ago
    Very beautiful blog!! love it! Hope you are having a great summer...

    been too busy here to blog..hope things slow down some soon since I really miss it and spending time with all my sparkies!!

    Have a great day..enjoy the beauty that surrounds us all!! emoticon
    1674 days ago
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