Life is full and rich with possibility, but also with things that already are.
Things people have already worked so hard to create, pouring their sweat and money and tears into them. Beautiful flowerbeds they have nourished, seeds they have watered that grow into fruitful trees, grass they have diligently mowed. People who are not me have made beautiful photographs, incredible creative works, and lifting music.
But we each have something to say that is uniquely our own. We each have gifts that the world desperately needs, that the people within our sphere of influence desperately need.
I work hard to keep remembering these things.
There is enough beauty to go around.
I see it in a hundred rose bushes around my neighborhood as I run by, and in the middle of my sweat it’s as if I’ve never smelled one before.
The beauty is in the front doors coated with hanging flower baskets, or children’s toys, or fancy patio furniture.
I am running. The sun shines its magnificence on me from the northeast, and even though a truck honks at me I feel powerful.
I feel abundant, even though I woke up this morning to some hefty discouraging, deflating news.
But I trust, and I have faith. My life is full of so many good things, and I’d be a fool not to acknowledge those things every second, even in moments of feeling like a popped balloon.
We humans are very, very strong. A lot stronger than we give ourselves credit for. It takes a heaping dose of uncomfortability to find this, though. And how I wish sometimes it could be a one-time thing, a single investment that brought security of knowing it every day for every minute.
There is enough. You are enough. You have enough.
Now, go find the beauty.
I’m incredibly inspired by these two posts today.
The first, the most incredible piece about birth I have ever read, with the most moving photographs.
The second, a business manifesto of love.
Also, I will be out of the office until June 19th, on account of I am going on vacation with my beautiful blue-eyed husband. And shooting this lovely wedding. As such, emails will be slow and the blog will be a bit quieter than normal while I soak up the California sun, eat copious amounts of the most incredible food (RA here I come!), and shop til I drop.
P.S. These pics? Just a taste of the genius of the darling Calie Rose. Wait til you see the rest! Mmmm.