Creating Beauty

Beauty is the most abundant resource on the planet.

Just look around.

You will be stunned every moment of every day

by what you see, hear and feel in this life.

Beauty is every where for our enjoyment.

Participating in the creation of beauty

is one of life’s greatest pleasures.

The older I get, the more I understand that beauty is also a necessity, not a luxury.

 We need it to help us get through life in this world of uncertainty, sadness and violence.

Professionally, I have been attempting to create beauty

in one form or another for over 40 years.

No matter what I was doing, beauty was always at the core.

For me ,cooking is another way to create beauty-

preparing the food

and sharing it with family and friends

My home has always been a sanctuary for me, my family and friends.

 Filled with, books, little treasures from my travels, plants & comfortable furniture,

it provides a sanctuary from the outside world.

I’ve practiced Feng Shui and seen the way it helps to create harmony in a home.

There has always been moving water either in my home ( water garden)

or outside in a pond.

I need to hear the sound of water.

It calms in a way I cannot explain.

Wind chimes, wonderful music and fragrance have also contributed

to the beauty surrounding me.

These are some of the most obvious ways to create beauty in our lives.

They are tools .

Another way, perhaps the most important way,

to create beauty is through

love and compassion toward ourselves, our families and others.

When you smile at a stranger or help another human being,

your kindness creates beauty in their lives- even if only for a moment.

Unexpectedly, it also creates beauty in your life.

This form of beauty is often overlooked and undervalued,

but it shouldn’t be.

It is one of the most important sources of beauty in the world.

It costs nothing. It can change every thing.

So…. if you want to feel the transformative power of beauty in your own life,

create it in your surroundings,

recognize it all around you in your every day life

and give it freely to others in the form of  love, kindness and caring.

Create Beauty in the World!

Let that be your life.

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