Rainey Daze and Crazy Nights

Poetry, Paintings, and Ponderings: Through My Eyes

Seek the Beauty April 24, 2012

It is unfortunate that I, along with many of you, have seen way too much pain and ugliness in this world. I see it in the suffering eyes of children, teenagers, and adults. When I look in the mirror I often see pain-filled eyes staring back at me. Once you think about it, ugliness lurks in every shadow and every street corner. At times it just seems too much to bear. The burden is too great and I feel too lost and alone. Then something happens; I notice the tiniest detail, such as a flower poking its little yellow head out of the ground, or the silly face of a puppy when it wants to play. These little bits of beauty are just what I need to remind me that for every bit of ugly, there is a bit of beauty in the world. I look up at the sky and see the universe stretched out in all of its glory. The colors of the ocean, or the bright red on a ladybug remind me of the loveliness around me. I have learned that I must find a balance so the ugly parts of life don’t overwhelm me and keep me from seeing the beautiful parts. The trick to finding that balance is to remember….remember to look for the beauty. That is my goal now, every single day that I am alive: to actively seek the beauty and the good. I know it’s there. It’s my job to find it.


15 Responses to “Seek the Beauty”

  1. Dorothy Says:

    That’s a good reminder for all of us because life can become overwhelming. Yet, if we also take the time we will find the good too. Thanks for this post and for the cheery photo!

  2. Tracie Louise Says:

    It’s all a matter of where you choose to put your focus. I have seen much pain in my life. I struggle daily with physical limitations and pain, but I refuse to let it stop me from seeing the incredible beauty this world has to offer. Without a little darkness we would never fully appreciate the light.

  3. moorestorms Says:

    Awesome, awesome, awesome! I reflect so much on the negatives of my life that I forget about all the beauty I’m missing out on. Thank you for keeping me grounded! I’ll be sure to look and capture the beauty I find in this world rather than dwelling on all the ugliness! Thank you so much! This was so touching for me!

    • rainey Says:

      I am so glad it touched you! It is something I am actively working on. It’s not always easy, but I realized it helps me get through the bad times. Hugs! Rainey

  4. lily2u1 Says:

    We were on the same wavelength today, Rainey! Hope you are well, ~ Lily

  5. nolic.wee Says:

    The essence of beauty occurs in the toxic haovc that we face everyday in life. Finding it only happens when one is searching for it.
    Don’t ever stop searching! -Love your post!

  6. bpshielsy Says:

    Thanks Rainey, its always good to be reminded to look out for the beauty in every day.

  7. Yours is a worthy goal, and nature is a good place to pursue it.

    Steve Schwartzman

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