My answer? I want to add beauty to the world.
It’s a vague idea, no doubt. But it is the best I have to offer. Upheaval, pain and strife are essential parts of everyone’s journey. The beauty helps us get through those times, just as it helps us celebrate the joys. It also punctuates the quiet parts of our lives, the in between, those moments that pass seemingly unnoticed but capture a large part of our time here.
So, beauty. Where to start?
I think it begins with gentleness. With kindness. With encouragement and laughter. I add beauty to the world by casting these qualities beyond myself and those I love. I add beauty to the world by seeking peace. I add beauty to the world by seeing what’s there and showing you what’s beautiful about it, by creating beauty and sharing it with you and encouraging you to take that light and share it with someone else.
To add beauty to the world I need to help others find it. Within themselves and within others. In the day-to-day of life and in the big moments, both good and bad.
I’m off to find beauty in today and all the todays I’m allowed.
What’s beautiful to you?