Emotional level: 7

Mental level: 7

TODAY I LEARNED: Colgate toothpaste used to be sold in jars!

 

Today I’m feeling much better. I’ve been sick for the past…gosh I don’t even know how many days it’s been to be honest.

I hate being sick. It sucks up time better spent doing things you love, but not all is lost!

I got to visit Chattanooga and spend time with people who come from a loving place. In all honesty, we went there for them, but I got a lot out of it too. I didn’t realize that a simple visit was going to spark so many good feelings within me.

I forgot that even in the darkest times, like the most recent, light and love can be found. It really opened up a new view for me…one that I haven’t been able to see because of so much bad at one time.

Chattanooga is an amazing city. They have views and views of the Tennessee river. It’s beautiful, and while it’s not quite the ocean, it comes close. The Walnut Street Bridge crosses over the river. It’s a bridge meant for walking, running, or just sitting on benches at the half way point.

We had a wonderful time and I feel like I definitely took more than my fair share of good emotions away from it.

But what I couldn’t take my mind away from, was the thought of seeing so much beauty in one place. Isn’t it strange how something can seem so beautiful to one person, and then to another, it’s nothing.

It’s true what they say, “beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” We all think different things are beautiful for our own reasons. Like the views we were able to experience while we were there. There were mountains that stretched across the sky, cityscapes that crawled along the mountainous ranges, and the shine of the sun as it set upon the horizon.

Nothing was ugly in those moments. Everything was beautiful.

With that being said, it left me to wonder about the beauty in the place I live now. Sometimes I forget just how beautiful it is. I think we all do that because we grow used to living in beautiful places.

Even if it isn’t entirely desirable where you are, they say beauty can be found in the most dire of places, and I still choose to believe that. Even though I seemed to have forgotten along the way.

Love and beauty can be found in the darkest of places. That’s what I wanted to say today. If you remember to love yourself and love others, you can find that beauty. It’s there, just barely reaching over the edges of your imagination.

We can feel full in our lives if we’re doing what we love and moving forward with everything. We can find beauty in the most grim parts of our world if we remember to see it. We can push ourselves if we see the drive within. And that’s all I’ve needed to remind myself.

I hope everyone has an amazing week! It’s been busy, we deserve a good week!

Blessed Be )O(

 

 

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