Wednesday, February 17, 2010

The Beauty of each day



I've always been a person who starts each day anew. I've been able to leave yesterday behind & look at each day as a new beginning. Sometimes the quiet of the morning is just amazing to me. It fills me up for the rest of the day. We, as many people in the U.S., have gotten a bunch of snow over the last few weeks. I would guess that we have at least 15-18 inches on the ground. It's been rather inconvenient getting around but as I sit in the morning looking out the front windows it's just so beautiful. The quiet of the neighborhood, the snow blanketing everything & the sun gently rising.

Yes these are moments I've learned to cherish. When I was younger I could never slow down, even when I saw beautiful things in my life I only stopped for a moment. As I've gotten older & gone through a true life changing transformation, I've learned to really enjoy each moment of the day & the mornings have always been my favorite.

Over the past many months (nearly 9) since I've been out of work I've truly enjoyed the time I take in the morning. I still wake every morning by 6 & for many months this summer & fall I would ride my bike between 25-30 miles in the state park near our house. My appreciation for the beauty of the morning has grown incredibly through this practice.

Start each day with a few moments to appreciate the beauty around you. Let go of all the noise from the day before. Be reborn in the glory that is your life. Open your heart to the beauty around you & fill yourself with love. By beginning each day with this simple practice you too can lead a more joyful life.

Till tomorrow,

Bill

Quote of day:"Find the beauty of each day by starting with a few moments to truly appreciate the world around you."






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4 comments:

Anahid said...

This was encouraging & definitely a good way to start my morning by reading it. I definitely need to have a fresh start each morning & to "stop and smell the roses" more often in life. Thanks Bill! :)

Jacqui said...

Ah Bill. I love your posts. It is so true to appreciate the beauty around - it makes my heart smile when I allow myself to see it. Even the beauty in people's faces, regardless of their age, their race. There is beauty in us all.

beth chapman said...

Didn't get to start my day with this but a great way to end the day. Yes there has been a lot of snow in Minnesota. I'm running out of places to put it. Thanks for the wonderful pause and reminder.

Marty Duane said...

Had to share this with my peeps on Twitter. Great post!