I recently read a piece on a daily email I subscribe to about how familiar things are often very ordinary things which bring us enjoyment and comfort. Sometimes it is only when something familiar disappears from our life do we realise how much we took it for granted and what benefit we gained from it.
It might be as simple and ordinary as a view out a window, a tree in the garden, the smell of sunshine in dry washing, the laugh of a loved one.
There is much beauty and pleasure in the ordinary and focusing away from the bombardment of drama and hype, information overload, busyness and stress can be so good for our wellbeing.
Right now we are in the midst of spring, that familiar part of the seasonal cycle which turns each year. It is easy to feel the extraordinary power of this season but keep an eye out for the ordinary detail that we can sometimes miss and enjoy.
Here are some familiar, ordinary sights from my garden today.
Your words have a lot of truth in them. We must slow down and enjoy the beauty around us. Lovely photos. 🙂
Thank you for reading my blog and taking time to leave a comment. We are enjoying so much beauty as spring bursts forth here.
Beautiful post filled with wisdom.
Thanks Judy, I am glad you enjoyed it. The email I received dove-tailed nicely with my ordinarygood theme and we so easily miss the detail that matters to us in the hurly-burly of life.
Simple pleasures 🙂
Oh yes to enjoy and savour:-)
It’s good to be reminded of the beauty in familiar things. I love the photo looking into the magnolia flower especially.
Thanks Juliet. It has been very interesting to look very closely at the Magnolia tree as it comes into spring time.
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