When I wake up each morning, after the immediate basic necessities are done (no details needed here – insert smiley face ) I look out the window. I look out the window to check the weather. Is it sunny? Is it raining or snowing?
After I’ve done the quick weather mental check, I pause. Even on the hurried school day mornings, I take a moment and I focus and I reflect on whatever beauty I see. I say a quick prayer of thanks and I let the beauty fill my soul.
I am ready to begin my day.
We are fortunate to live with a forest preserve behind our home, so each season has its own magical view. My view this morning was a foggy haze with just a peek of the sunrise. It was glorious!
Last winter I looked out the window at the snow-covered landscape and saw a bird’s nest filled with snow. There was something about that bird’s nest filled with a plop of snow that made me smile. Like somehow that frozen snowball would help keep the shape of the bird’s nest intact, so when spring rolled around, the nest would be ready for mama bird and her babies.
So today, I encourage you to stop for a moment, look out your window and find something beautiful to appreciate. Maybe it’s the reds and golds of the autumn leaves on a tree. Maybe it’s the hustle and bustle of a crowded city street with a passerby walking her dog. Maybe it’s your kids playing kickball in the yard.
Whatever your magical view is from your window, I hope you’ll take a moment for yourself to let the beauty touch your soul and appreciate your magic at home.
To read this 31 day inspirational series about finding and celebrating the Magic at Home beginning with DAY 1, click here.