No matter how ugly life gets, a bounty of beauty is nearby. You need not look further than out a window. Better yet, step outside and be inspired by how seamlessly nature exists. When we pause and observe the beauty of our surroundings, we can witness unexpected joy. Reminders of the farse of perfection can be seen in the torn wing of a butterfly. The butterfly doesn’t cease to exist because of its difference. It continues to flit from flower to flower in its quest to pollinate. This moment’s beauty goes far beyond the pretty flowers or colorful butterfly. The cycle of life and the role each living thing has in life is on display.
We all have a role to play despite our hardships. When we work together, doing our part, life becomes more beautiful. Brokenness is a part of each of us, but we needn’t see only the ugly of the situation. Be it your wing or your heart that is broken, the most rewarding aspect of surviving difficulty is perseverance. Instead of focusing on the ugly in life, look for the beauty. Get outside of yourself and see the good that surrounds you. You don’t have to search for beauty. It is everywhere in plain sight, and a little of it goes a long way.
Remind yourself you are alive by feeling the breeze or sun on your face. Fill your eyes with the sound of birds. The scent of flowers or rain is intoxicating. Set your sights on something as simple as a spiderweb and remind yourself that we all do things our own way.
Life is a bounty of beauty. Take advantage of your surroundings and the beauty nature offers. Observe. Use your senses. Count your blessings. Live like a butterfly with a torn wing.