Moments of beauty

20140329_181904Last Saturday I was out on a run when I saw this perfect bunch of frangipanis on a tree on the side of the road.  I just had to stop and take a photo.  Of course, it was a perfect excuse to take a break; it was a hot, sticky evening after all.  I shared the photo on my personal Facebook page and a friend responded with a comment about stopping to “smell the roses”.  It made me realise that in my busy life as a self-employed single mum, I often forget to stop and enjoy those moments of beauty and peacefulness.

Since Saturday I have consciously reminded myself to pause and appreciate the beauty that is around me.  The result is that I have suddenly noticed beautiful gardens, cloud formations, unusual colours etc. that I have passed frequently but never noticed.  I have felt happier and calmer simply from enjoying those moments.  I would like to encourage you to do the same, life is too short to miss out on opportunities to smile.


For the month of April I will be regularly sharing little moments of beauty that I find in my life. To see them, make sure you follow me on  my Facebook page.

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