There is beauty all around you even if you don’t notice that it’s there. Sometimes it takes a second look, a quiet mind, and inner contemplation to see it, but it’s there.
We move too quickly, never stopping to notice the beauty of the world around us. A flower growing from a crack in the pavement, a young child’s wonder, a duck gliding across the water, the way the sun shines through a break in the clouds after a heavy rain, or even a stumbling toddler taking their first step.
We go through life oblivious of all that the world around us has to offer. We tend to focus more on what we don’t have or what we weren’t able to accomplish than we do on what we do have.
Look around you. Look up from your phone and notice. Stop filtering your worldly view through tinted lenses. Take off your biases, your anger, your frustrations, and your what ifs and take in the beauty around you. It’s magnificent.
If you see the world around you as ugly, then it will be. If you see the world around you as beautiful, it will be. Instead of giving up on yourself and on others, work towards noticing the beauty of the world and help others to find it. It’s there. Take notice.