We’ve had the topic of “how to find beauty in the ordinary” scheduled for this week for some time, not knowing that it would end up being the perfect prescription, of sorts, to help cope with the shocking news from last week.
After the shootings in both Sandy Hook and right here in our backyard in Portland, we are both still reeling, feeling angry, worried about the future and such sadness for those who lost their lives, their families and everyone who has been affected.
I suppose all of us have been affected though, in even a small way, by having our perspectives shift to what really matters most to us in this world, if even for a moment.
But we think, in order to not only heal from grief and shock, but to find more fulfillment in our here and now, everyday, that our perspective shifts can’t be momentary- we need to better align ourselves what those things that really matter most to us, as often as we can.
And a simple way to do that is to start with finding beauty in the ordinary. To find real joy in tiny moments. To recognize the goodness that surrounds us everyday- in nature, in people, and in our own minds and hearts.
Doing this is a way to restore balance when we feel stuck, confused, scared or sad.
So in today’s video, we share 4 ways to help you find beauty in the ordinary during trying times, and everyday:
Which tip from this video resonated with you and is one you’d like to do more of going forward? We’d love to continue the convo with you in the comments below!