Saturday, 24 September 2011
On Truth and Beauty
What I can do though is note the things I already have and be grateful. I admit, some days it is really hard to practice that which I know deep down to be true. On my busiest days, work, children, making dinner, laundry, etc, etc can feel overwhelming. Yet, in quieter moments I know that it is on these very days that I should try to pause and to refocus on what is truly important. Sometimes this means that I switch off the vacuum cleaner and I say yes to doing a puzzle with my three year old, sometimes it means I don't do the dishes after dinner and I go to bed early and read the book I'm really in to. On other, more difficult days when tiredness and the blues are taking over, even then I can try to find something for which to feel grateful. It's not that difficult really. Walking in to my children's bedroom and watching them while they sleep, planting kisses on their soft, downy cheeks, is a blessing for which I will feel eternally grateful. My children, for me, are the ultimate expression of grace in the world. To note these things in my life is truly a very powerful way for me to find truth and beauty in life. It is also, without doubt, a way in which to find true contentment from within.