Do you ever stop to notice
the beauty of our everyday world?
Like how the wintry field provides us
with a white blanket of crystal grass.
How the orange sun hidden behind painted clouds
leaves streaks of pastel color as it floats up.
Or the icicle looking down at the ground
as it cries tears of watery shame in the heat?
Sometimes we get so caught up in the rush of our lives
that we forget about our surroundings.
We might pass a blooming flower on a sidewalk
or ignore a singing bird outside a window.
Simple things like these are often forgotten
as they fade into the normal.
They are forgotten as we ourselves fade into the normal
the hurry of work and responsibility.
But if you stop what you’re doing,
stop thinking for just a moment,
and see the world around you with open eyes
then you’re sure to capture the everyday beauty of our world.
You’re sure to catch the simplest beauty,
the kind that never fades.
Do you do anything like noticing the little things in nature as a way of taking a break? What do you do to prevent feeling overwhelmed by work and responsibilities?