I try to spend everyday of my life enjoying beauty everyday. Sometimes I get sly remarks from family, friends or co-workers but I try to press on.
My photo of peonies
I will never understand why beauty bothers some people. I wear dresses or skirts everyday and it bothers some people. I don't understand. I have had some women try to stop me from wearing them. They make remarks like, " you know I know some stores that sell great pants, or " doesn't it bother you to wear skirts everyday?"
I chuckle on the inside because I can see right through it. So I tell them, "Thank you for the suggestion but no, I love skirts and dresses and will continue to wear them. Some women move right along but others well.... they still try. Yet I still continue to enjoy the beauty of skirts everyday....
Me at my piano weekly piano lesson
I love pretty dishes and cups and use them everyday. I have had some remarks about that too. I have china at work also. I use a pretty tea cup for my hot water, lemon and honey everyday and I use an antique blue and white plate for my breakfast pastry everyday.
I think some people are afraid of beauty because they have been in darkness for so long that the "light" of beauty frightens them. But not me I run toward it. Whenever I see beauty when I am out I take photos. Like this photo below is of a cupboard filled with blue and white ginger jars. It is at my favorite retail store called Von Maur.
And this is near the ladies bathroom. Great right?
My peonies at home
I have beauty in every corner of my home. Fresh flowers are everywhere if the budget allows it.
My garden in the front of my house.
I have beauty outside of my home. I love sitting on my porch with my family watching the hummingbirds eat from our feeders and smelling the flowers.
Whatever "your beauty" is enjoy it. Don't let people try to talk you out of what is not their own. If you enjoy wearing skirts or dresses everyday continue, if you use china at work continue, if you enjoy flowers continue, if you love blue and white continue, if you worship God, continue.
My obsession with french chateaus....
For those of us that love beauty and share it. Let us continue.
This is a wonderful video that I found recently about blogger Mimi Thorrison. This is a wonderful video of how to enjoy beauty everyday. She has flowers around and her recipes look simple and delicious. The language is not in English but I do hope that you enjoy it. I know I did!
(photos Mrs. Shockley and Pinterest)