July 14th, Day 164:
It is a time for children to play and frolic.
I was excited to find some artwork that some neighborhood kids left behind.
When I was young I would draw flowers and stick figures and suns. I drew what I knew and what was easy.
I was surprised that instead of drawing only simple pictures they drew this.
“You are beautiful.”
A simple thought, a simple kindness but a wonderful reminder of the beauty in the world.
If we are kind to one another we can make the world a better place.
The words of a child came through to brighten my day.
July 15th, Day 165:
I hate spiders.
I mean really hate.
I am even scared of their webs.
It is difficult to go on walks when you are constantly being frightened by the world around you.
That is why I took a photo of this.
It may be difficult to see but it is a spider on a spider web. It is hanging from a tree and connected to the ground by a single thread.
I shuddered every time I got close for a photo.
It was the scariest thing I have done in a long time.
It was completely worth it.
I challenged myself and it paid off. I am still very scared but I can see a type of beauty in them.
What a reward!
As long as they do not get close to me or make their webs near me, a beauty!
July 16th, Day 166:
My dear Fletch.
We were out for a walk, like we do most nights, when we noticed a box near the sidewalk.
At closer inspection we saw that it was a poem box.
It said, “Take a poem, leave a poem.”
It was lovely.
We stood there and read the poem left in the box.
What a wonderful and brave thing.
You bare your soul in poetry. With this box you can share your inner most thoughts with complete strangers.
I am thankful for this little gift.
Maybe I will share something someday.
July 17th, Day 167:
You know I love flowers.
Taking photos of nature allows me to remember and appreciate the beauty in the world around me.
I live in a pretty great place!
Since starting my 365 project I have found much more joy in life through appreciating these little beauties.
A flower on a sunny day can bring me out of a funk and make me feel excited about life.
A smile or a hug from a friend reminds me of the warmth in the world and can turn around my day.
I am so very happy to live and hopefully encourage others to let go of the little things that frustrate us and instead collect the little moments that make us smile.