It is so easy to get wrapped up in the everyday, the mundane, the have to's. It's easy to get wrapped up in the practicality and productiveness that we focus on everyday. The idea that elegance and beauty are all around us may sound far-fetched. I mean if you don't live in Tuscany, Paris, or the Outback is it there?
The truth is beauty and elegance are all around us. We have to stop and take a minute to stop thinking with our brains and feel it. Feel the luxurious warm breeze against your skin. Feel the warm sun shining on your back as you lay in the grass. Let your eyes follow the flitting butterfly and feel the grass tickle your toes. Notice the soft and vibrant petals of a hibiscus or the proud and elegant petals of an iris. Smile at the cheerfulness of a sunflower. The elegance, the beauty, is there for us to notice, to take in and be grateful for.
Enjoying life is all about perspective. You choose your path. Notice the velvety feel of leather in a journal, the elegant craftsmanship of the book in your hands. Write about how that feels. You are surrounded by glorious beauty and elegance. Take a minute and draw, write or sketch it. You may be surprised at what you find sitting in elegant glory. Capture that moment in your journal and take it with you. Life is too busy, too short to forget or miss out on these moments. Your moments.