"I think it's important to find the little things in everyday life that make you happy." -Paula Cole
We often withhold our happiness for life's unforgettable moments. This week I saw the remarkable in the everyday. I noticed beauty everywhere. All I had to do was open my eyes. Here are a few ways to capture the beauty around you:-)
"You have to allow a certain amount of time in which you are doing nothing in order to have things occur to you, to let your mind think." -Mortimer Adler
This week without meaning to, I practiced the art of doing nothing. I realized that doing nothing is something. It creates balance, encourages meaningful action and relaxes the mind.
Doing nothing isn't easy. We are constantly on the go to get stuff done. We are busy answering the phone; keeping up with social media; responding to emails and text messages - when do we unplug?
The art of doing nothing is about being still and finding peace. Early morning is my favorite time to do nothing. The house is quiet and my mind is free of distractions. I sit and meditate. I welcome the day with appreciation, enthusiasm and an open-mind.
When I start my day like this, I move forward with ease. I fill the day with meaningful purpose and thoughtful deeds. I am grateful for another beautiful day. Doing nothing gives me everything:-)
Brown: |broun| noun. the color of dark wood or rich soil; a color produced by mixing red, yellow, and black.
I love the color brown. It is the color of the earth. When I think of the color brown, I picture a few things - chocolate, coffee beans, cinnamon and pretzels. This natural color reminds me of the fall and winter seasons - the feelings of comfort, warmth and companionship.
When I see brown I feel grounded. I love umber and golden ochre the most. The names are my favorite - camel, mahogany, redwood, sienna, walnut. This warm down-to-earth color makes me feel balanced and peaceful. What does the color brown bring up for you?
"Whatever you do, the only secret is to believe in it and satisfy yourself. Don't do it for anyone else." -Keith Haring
What inspires you? There are plenty of moments in our life that offer inspiration - celebrations, undertaking a new venture, witnessing friends do great things. Even the simple pleasures of our day can give us inspiration. Inspiration is everywhere.
Reading quotes from well-known artists, inventors, scientists and writers inspire me. Their words resonate feelings of courage, hope and optimism. When I come across a quote for the first time and it stays with me, I think - the right words found me just when I needed to hear them.
What I love most about quotes is you don't have to go far to find one:-) Here are a few quotes that inspire me:
Hi there! I'm Jessica, painter, creator and avid list maker. I love yoga, reading, journaling and sharing my inspirations with you. I'm so glad you're here!