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So often in our hectic lifestyles we forget to stop and smell the
roses. Beauty is represented in so many of the things we take for
granted. Life is sweeter in the moments we take to appreciate our
senses and consciously enjoy our day for the unique gifts it has to
offer. Even in life's most challenging times, there is always beauty
waiting to be discovered.

Today's Exercise:

Stop right where you are, and find 10 beautiful
things. Write them down if you are able… it can be anything from a
color to a scent… a piece of music playing in the background. It
can be just having the wherewithal to appreciate your senses. What do
you notice? Next time you feel the stress coming on take a few moments
to indulge your senses and give your mind a rest.

Look for the ten beautiful things surrounding you right in the moment.
You will feel refreshed instantly, and the thing(s) which were
troubling you will become more manageable.

from Daily Power Words: http://www.dailypowerwords.com


( 7 comments — Leave a comment )
Aug. 4th, 2007 03:02 am (UTC)
1 --The fresh bouquet of flowers beside my monitor.
2 -- The deafening wave of cicada calls outside my window.
3 -- My sweet kitty, Sarah, almost invisibly black against the faux fur throw on my day-bed.
4 -- The embroidered lace I brought home from my trip to Germany.
5 -- A pile of gold beads on my work tray, ready for a bracelet.
6 -- The sandalwood scent of my hand lotion.
7 -- A contained glow of soft light from the prism snowflake that hangs above my desk.
8 -- The cheery orange of my cell phone, resting in its charger.
9 -- A photo of me, naked and grinning, in an outdoor hot tub.
10 -- The absolute pitch black darkness of the woods outside my windows.
Aug. 6th, 2007 05:48 pm (UTC)
OH man... sounds so peaceful, I love sandalwood...

and wow you got an orange cell phone.. that rocks.. I just got my very first one... *cell phone virgin*.. that's me LOL

I had not thought of cutting a bouquet for my own room.. TY

Your list is most refreshing :)
Aug. 6th, 2007 06:50 pm (UTC)
Ahhh, I thought it would warm your heart!
Aug. 4th, 2007 04:22 am (UTC)
That image is beautiful!!!
And thanks for the link!

1. The pink flower in the black vase on the desk.
2. The picture of my friend and her husband that have been so helpful to me.
3. Goapele singing over the speakers.
4. My friend inspiring me via yahoo messenger.
5. The fan that is keeping me cool.
6. The beautiful rose bracelet on my wrist.
7. My long, beautiful piano-playing fingers.
8. The beautiful sunset of Hawaii.
9. The scented candles lit around the house.
10. The computer & internet that gets me connected daily.
Aug. 6th, 2007 05:50 pm (UTC)
Re: That image is beautiful!!!
I love this picture that you paint... would love to hear you play the paino and to see the sunset in Hawaii too.... I feel LOVE and inspiration from your list of beautiful things.. Thanks ever so :) and HUGS!
Aug. 6th, 2007 11:02 pm (UTC)
Re: That image is beautiful!!!
Well thank you my darling. I would love to play against the backdrop of a Hawaiian Sunset.

And thank you for this post - I was in a poopy mood and needed something to break free - this was just it!
Aug. 6th, 2007 05:45 pm (UTC)
Commenting on my own Stuff...Nice to have time for this exercise...
I knew this would come in handy for me... I love blogging so :) I actually can spontaneously jot something down here and .. when I need to see it again I will.. on with beauty around me:

1. Me
2. The mysterious green cloak that is the fir tree outside my windows
3. a coaster that I 've had for over 30 yrs...
4. Voyager Tarot deck
5. huge fern on my deck - dang that sucker is HUGE !!
6. my cut glass dish that sits by my computer, holds my prayer beads, assorted healing stones and the plastic rum bottle that goes with a Pirates of the Caribbean doll my daughter gave me..
7. the sunlight as it sifts down through the plants..
8. the new Tarot bag I received a gift from a dear friend
9. my jewelry which really rocks
10. my crystal ball...

As a stress reliever I give this one an 8.. Appreciation works better for me... but then aren't the two beauty and appreciation linked.. but oh I do run on and I must get back to creating.. working on that Tarot deck :)
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