The neighborhood owls are out in full force at this time of the year. Their pre-dawn conversations are a wonder to listen to and an inspiration from nature’s bounty of beautiful things. There is an ancient aura of mystery surrounding owls. Depending on the culture, it has been worshipped as an idol and hated as the reincarnation of the devil. Far from ordinary–these inspirations of mystery, magic and guidance.
Inspiration comes to us in many forms–places, people, art, movies, music, owls…the list is pretty much endless. How many times have we seen or heard something wonderful and it touched that part of us that needed to see or hear something that didn’t have anything to do with whatever problem or issue we were dealing with in our physical world–it touched our sense of wonder.
But most of us are too busy to stop and realize that we just heard or saw something inspiring. On a typical drive home, there are literally hundreds of inspirations; but we are probably too busy focusing on getting home on time or thinking about what to pick up at the grocery store or just watching out for the other drivers to fully appreciate these inspirations.
If this sounds familiar, I ask you to take a look at the blog, myonebeautifulthing.com
I have to admire someone who takes time out of their busy day–every day–to offer inspiration to others. Someone who prepares a daily blog post on a beautiful thing–this thing can be a piece of art, a song, a video, an event; many, many beautiful things turn up on this site. I look forward to seeing the daily post in my inbox because it reminds me that there is so much beauty out there–even in this crazy world. It is so refreshing to take a break from the fear we absorb on a daily basis and just appreciate with childlike wonder and awe. And for someone to bring that to others–that someone is an inspiration.
And that is no ordinary thing.