I got so busy with my life that I forgot to notice the little things in life. I failed to notice the beauty of just being there. I failed to see simply how beautiful the world is. I failed to fathom the significance of the seemingly insignificant.
Then one day staring out of my window, it hit me that simply how glorious the sun is and how soothing the breeze is. It is then that I realized that in the race of life, I had forgotten to slow down. I had forgotten to appreciate the beauty of small things.
I took some time off for myself, simply to stare at the sunlight and to take in the smell of the soil and to listen to the chirping of birds. I simply stared. No thoughts crossed my mind. No words escaped lips. All was silence, all was peace, and then the peace of the nature simply came down into my soul.
Sometimes, that’s how things work – so simple and right there in front of our eyes – and yet we don’t see it. I was stuck with awe by simply looking at the stillness of the nature and by the calmness of its sound. God has made all things so simple and so beautiful. All we need to do is to turn to this immense source of solace and everything will be alright.
That’s what I did today. While driving to work, I stared at the horizon and the rising sun. I took a few moments to absorb its beauty – the sun throwing in some magnificent shades of red, the trees beautifully lined up the street and the sweet chillness of the air spreading its joy to the very bottom of my soul. Everything was simply so glorious, simply so beautiful. And that – just that – made my day.
That’s how it works. Sometimes, we need to slow down to speed up. And we need to stop so that we may start again. Break the routine, or the routine may break you. Take a break, or the brakes may fail you.
You don’t need to fly off to a distant land or ski your way through the seas to have that break. You simply need to step out of your home to the nearest park and stare at the setting sun and the children playing. Take a ride or two and then come back home with your monotony broken and your mind refreshed.
Life is beautiful. Let’s live it beautifully.