~Yes it happened, but this is what's happening now and you're missing this~ Mrs Incredible
Does anyone else ever watch a movie or read a book or hear something someone on the street said and think " wow that would make pretty good life advice". I know I do all the time. I was actually thinking about that movie "the Incredibles" and how Mr Incredible is so wrapped up in his "glory days" that he forgets to acknowledge the present and forgets to realise that what he has now in this very moment may be different, may not be as glamorous as before, but is the most beautiful thing that can ever be.
I think we all forget to appreciate and accept the present because we've either planted unrealistic future visions in our minds, or we are so consumed by the past and the things in our past that we either took for granted at the time or didn't fully appreciate.
In doing this we betray ourselves- things are meant to be as they are. Take the time to look around at the beauty that surrounds you, in nature and in people. Before I left my home city I never really noticed the mountains or the noises, sounds and smells of it. Admire the architecture of raindrops or the glow of the sun or the patterns of a tree. Simple things are the most beautiful.
My goal for this week is to appreciate. In the end of the movie 'the Incredibles', all the members of the family are able to accept each other as they are in spite of their weaknesses and in consideration of their strengths. I think we should accept ourselves and our world as they are in this moment.
So before I conclude, here the highlights of my past week;
Nature: the patterns of the world astound me
Friends: I am truly grateful for the people in my life right now
Writing: where else can I store my creativity?
Books: a much needed escape
Food: maybe I'm a gourmand
Colour: one of the most beautiful things about the world
Peace: some countries are not so fortunate at the moment
Have a good week! Remember to breathe and smile.
Until next time⭐️