We all know there is ugliness in this world. You see it on T.V.; hear it on the radio, and witness it in the Costco check out lines. Really people, you will not get through the line any faster by jamming your cart into the back of my knees. Ugliness is a part of life, and it’s all around us. However, I choose to not focus on the ugly; instead, I take note of all the lovelies.
If you look close enough, you will see there are more lovely people around than ugly — they just don’t get as much recognition. I notice though. I notice when someone makes eye contact and smiles back at me when we pass on the street. I notice all the door holders, seat givers, and genuine helpers of the world. People are lovely, and I see this every day.
I haven’t been feeling too well this week, and everyday I come to work, my co-workers ask me how I’m doing. They want to know if there’s anything they can do to make my life easier, and it touches my heart. Friends and family members text or call to check in with me, which means the world. Fellow bloggers, strangers beyond this world, send words of encouragement. Lovely people are everywhere.
If you spend too much time noticing the ugly, soon all you will see is the shit of the world. Turn your attention to the everyday goodness, and your world becomes beautiful.