I'm grateful for beauty. I have found through my own exploration and through speaking with clients defining a word like beauty can be elusive. Everyone has an idea in their mind of things that are beautiful but to actually define it as a concept seems trickier. Sure there are some societal standards of what physical beauty looks like, although I am happy to see how many people do not fall for such a narrow definition. A lot of times we see beauty through characteristics that come from within people. We see beauty in our world from things that are extra colorful or unusual. Today I am grateful for all these types of beauty but I am also grateful for a beauty that is "plain". A beauty that surrounds each of us every day in the song of a bird, the melting of ice, a leaf dancing in the wind, and the smile on the face of a stranger. I'm grateful to define beauty as the inner sparkle of love that finds it's way to the surface to be shared. I'm grateful to know that beauty I see is reflected from my own inner beauty and that by sharing a smile that smile may be reflected back to me through the beautiful face of another. I'm grateful for this warm weather and to see people out and about. I am grateful. I am blessed. I am loved. How will you see beauty today? How will you share that beauty with others?
I believe the way to a better future starts with gratitude today.