“Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson
It is so easy to forget that we need to make our lives and ourselves beautiful. I can get so rushed and frantic that I forget to brush my hair, put dinner on plates that don’t have cracks and chips, and remind my kids I love them dearly with a heart-felt hug each and every day.
Rather than looking for beauty on the outside, and wondering why I have zits on my chin, I am hoping today to notice the tulips blooming outside my office front door, to smile at myself in the mirror, and to relish the loving relationships I have.
I think this could also be thought of as bringing Easter with us. The ham smells gross this morning after, and I have a headache from the chocolates. But the promise of the resurrection is that God is with us, always will be, and the best is yet to come. When I bring that promise with me, beauty is with me too.
This is true too! Actually, after I posted my blog (that you just commented on haha) I realized that I’ve been taking better care of myself since I came to my realization. And everything in life has been prettier..
Yes, awesome isn’t it– how life is “prettier” when we carry appreciation of its beauty/inate goodness with us rather than looking for it all the time?
I like to make my life beautiful and I do notice beauty around me… I’m aiming for making myself beautiful inside, but so far no luck, I can be pretty ugly unfortunately 😦
Oh, can’t we all?! Deprive me of sleep and I forget every inner peace goal I set : ).
Emerson spoke a lot of sense at times.
Yes, I do love his quotes.