Sunday, July 24, 2011

Finding beauty in small moments

I'd like to think that I have a very attuned nose. Maybe my nose isn't superhuman but smells are a big part of my life. For instance my favorite thing about Sea Ranch is the smell.
This morning I fought the urge to stay in bed and dragged my butt out of bed, got up and showered so I could enjoy my morning before I have to be at work. I hadn't been to the farmers market in weeks and really wanted to get there this morning. The first thing that hit my nose as I walked through the stalls was the incredible smell of fresh basil. It smells like summer. It seems the produce had multiplied tenfold since my last visit! Big fat juicy blackberries, piles and piles of nectarines and peaches, a table full of sweet corn and so much more was there for the taking, or buying I guess.
As I left (begrudgingly) I decided to swing by the grocery store. I didn't want to really, I wanted to come home and do some sewing in the hour I have before work. Alas, I didn't have any milk so off to Trader Joe's I went. On my way there I had the windows down, it's a beautiful morning, and Brown Eyed Girl came on the radio. It was perfect. 
So, my point is this... you have to be able to find joy and beauty in the smallest moments. The smell of a bunch of basil on my counter, the freedom of driving with the wind in my hair and a great song on the radio, knowing that I have some big fat tomatoes just waiting for me to eat... these things bring me joy. It was worth dragging my butt out of bed!
Now, I have to get ready for work. I hope your Sunday is fantastic!

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