“If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden.” ~
Frances Hodgson Burnett
This quote couldn’t be more true! Everywhere we look, there is some kind of beauty. It doesn’t matter what the weather is like, what season we’re in the midst of, what mood we’re in, if we’re healthy or sick, grieving or in some other kind of pain, homeless or live in a mansion, financially rich or poor, Alone, lonely, surrounded by others,
whatever struggles we have, there is some form of beauty to soak up, cherish, and celebrate. ❤
Celebrating beauty is what I’m doing here. Here are my pictures and some of my favorite quotes!
“This world, after all our science and science, is still a miracle: wonderful, inscrutable, magical and more, to whosoever will think it.” ~ Thomas Dekker
(I was waiting for a bus today in the freezing cold but it was well worth it because the scenery is so beautiful and I was surrounded by adorable little sparrows! I noticed the cute little fuzzy heads they have and the caprice of their tender wings, fluttering all around)
“Oh, the wild joys of living! the leaping from rock up to rock,
The strong rending of boughs from the fir-tree, the cool silver shock
Of the plunge in a pool’s living water.” ~
“And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.” ~
“To see is to forget the name of the thing one sees.” ~ Paul Valéry
Life is what we make it so let’s make it beautiful.
Live everyday and find the extraordinary in the ordinary.
“Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are. Let me learn from you, love you, bless you before you depart. Let me not pass you by in quest of some rare and perfect tomorrow. Let me hold you while I may, for it may not always be so. One day I shall dig my nails into the earth, or bury my face in the pillow, or stretch myself taut, or raise my hands to the sky and want, more than all the world, your return.” ~
Mary Jean Iron
“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” ~ Albert Einstein
“Find the good and praise it.” ~Alex Haley
“For each new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food, for love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends.”
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
”The best way to pay for a lovely moment is to enjoy it.” ~Richard Bach
(my adorable girl, Isis Summerjo)
“I’ll be back in the high life again
All the doors I closed one time will open up again” ~Steve Winwood
“O, with what freshness,
what solemnity and beauty,
is each new day born;
as if to say to insensate man,
thou hast one more chance!
Strive for immortal glory!'” ~
Harriet Beecher Stowe
“Today a new sun rises for me; everything lives, everything is animated, everything seems to speak to me of my passion, everything invites me to cherish it.” ~Anne De Lenclos
~Heaven is Earth~
(night in the city)
“There’s beauty up above and things we never take notice of
You wake up and suddenly you’re in love.” ~ Billy Ocean
“And I guess we never learn.
Go through life parched and empty,
Standin’ knee deep in a river and dyin’ of thirst.” ~ “Standing Knee Deep In A River” (Dying of Thirst)
“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.”
“I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know that just to be alive is a grand thing.”
“Be glad of life, because it gives you the chance to love and to work and to play and to look up at the stars.”~
Henry Van Dyke
“I love this crazy, tragic,
Sometimes almost magic,
Awful, beautful life” ~Darryl Worley ♥
“I’m thankful for a pair of shoes that feel really good on my feet; I like my shoes.
I’m thankful for the birds; I feel like they’re singing just for me when I get up in the morning… Saying, ‘Good morning, John. You made it, John.’
I’m thankful for the sea breeze that feels so good right now, and the scent of jasmine when the sun starts going down.
“Some people have a wonderful capacity to appreciate again and again, freshly and naively, the basic goods of life, with awe, pleasure, wonder, and even ecstasy.” ~
The only difference between an extraordinary life and an ordinary one is the extraordinary pleasures you find in ordinary things.
I hope you find the beauty in each moment no matter how low your mood is or how much pain you are experiencing or how bored or stressed or distracted you are. We can’t always be happy but we can find something in each moment to grasp and hold and see the joy in.
(I don’t eat steaks [unless they’re vegan ones] but this building is so pretty, all lit up and surrounded with people)
Let’s surrender to each fleeting moment and absorb all the beauty and love Each one
Much love to you. ❤
Xoxo Kim ❤