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Isn’t it beautiful!

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I wrote that title without defining or even thinking about what “it” was before starting this post titled “Isn’t it beautiful.” Looking for beauty makes me look in a positive direction. Plus I like finding many “its” throughout the day. For instance, it was a beautiful morning. After an hour or two of trimming and weed-whacking the yard is beautiful again.

My better half was beautiful this day. The sky was beautiful before the clouds came. The lone dandelion weed in my front yard was beautiful, mainly for the reason there weren’t hundreds of them like next door.

They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I might look at a car and see beauty. My better half sees a car. Some may consider the rolling sand hills in a desert beautiful and others see desolation. Some may look at a stone and just see a big rock. Others see beauty.

Beautiful headstone at Arlington National Cemetery. Photo by Mike Hartley

Random Thoughts of the Day

  • The sound of the workweek starting up again is not beautiful.
  • The dead battery in my locked car is not beautiful.
  • The mess surrounding me in my office is not beautiful.
  • Having my health today though was beautiful.
  • Having family and friends this weekend was beautiful.
  • Having some good cancer test results this week would be beautiful.

Author: Mike Hartley

With a lifetime and a half in the Newspaper industry I'm preparing for my retirement career as an Artist, Writer, Photographer and Video content provider. I'm a proud father of two wonderful children and I'm still married to the first girl I fell in love with and probably only one that would have me.

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