As writers, we have an eye for beauty
We have a gift of finding the extraordinary wonder in very ordinary situations.
That is why so many of us are also photographers, artists, composers or poets
We love to take the ordinary cup of coffee and build a beautiful story or image around it.
Truly, it is our gift.
Today I would like to ask: do we allow ourselves to use that same gift within the confines of our own lives?
Do we look at our homes, jobs, messy kitchen counters and see the extraordinary beauty in what we have been blessed with or do we just see the ordinary and mundane?
Shouldn't we allow ourselves to see the same wonder and beauty that we find in the outside world in our own lives first and foremost?
To recognize the amazing potential for story, craft and art in our immediate surroundings - even if they seem tedious and inconsequential and routine?