At the risk of pilfering Jacqueline's inspiring blog title and concept (You can see it HERE), my Project Genesis contribution this month is based on what Jacqueline does best on her blog. She sees Beauty in the Ordinary. Even her blog header is always a gorgeous inspiring photo of something everyday and ordinary. But it's all in how you see it.
Looking around my house yesterday, I noticed the window sill in the kitchen. A few garlic bulbs on display, tomatoes from the garden ripening up inside. A milk bottle with now-dried roses. A little antique bottle of glass beads. I have no idea why they are on the window sill. A glass paperweight holding down a little note that came with my beloved dog Moochie's ashes. I kept it because someone who performs this task, felt it important to include it. They did something out of the ordinary to make this little card special. And it was to me.
And then I noticed it. Beauty in the Ordinary. The simple things. Nothing elaborate. Nothing staged. Nothing bought, imported or contrived.
And I realised that making the world better, saving the planet, being green can start with something so simple. A focus on finding Beauty in what you have and what is around you.
And seeing the ordinary as extraordinary.
I glance at this little handwritten note on this printed message card every time I am at the sink.
It makes me smile. It makes me cry.
It's a good Philosophy. Seek it. Live it. Share it. Believe it.
BEAUTY IN THE ORDINARY.
To see the other great contributions to Project Genesis, click Here to visit Suzan at Old Grey Mare