Today is Day 13 of the 31 Days of 5 Minute Free Writes – with the theme AWARE.
We are always being warned to be aware of our surroundings, especially at night or if we are alone – to always look out for dangers.
Yet this warning should also apply to our everyday surroundings. To be aware of what is around us – to actually “stop and smell the roses”.
Too often we rush by and miss the beauty that is around us, as well as the unusual and even the ugly. There’s beauty in even those ugly spots, if only we had eyes to see.
How often do you stop and notice a small flower growing from a crack in the sidewalk or a nest in a tree or a spider web sparkling with dew?