Learning Something New is Beautiful
I rounded a familiar corner and was surprised to see only one lane of traffic where normally there are two. What happened? There’s no construction.
As I waited for the light to change, I noticed a student driver sign prominently displayed on the roof of a car ahead of me. When the light changed, I watched the student driver make a wide arc and painfully navigate the left turn.
I thought to myself, “Good grief. Have you ever seen anyone drive?” I pulled alongside and glanced over.
The driver, a man with some years on him, sat in the driver’s seat beaming
He looked like he was having the time of his life! I instantly forgave him for the delay at the traffic light.
As I arrived at my destination, I misjudged the curb and scraped my rim. Oh, no. I got out of the car cursing myself for being clumsy and not paying attention. After a minute, I calmed down. “It’s just a rim, Cheryl.”
Just a rim that’s no longer perfect. I thought back to the student driver. His imperfect left turn, him straddling both lanes and getting in everyone’s way. If he hadn’t made that crazy turn, I would have missed out on a moment of pure pleasure. A beautiful grin lighting up the face of a man absolutely delighted with learning how to drive.
Stephen Shared Photos Once A Week Before Instagram Was Invented
Stephen Adcox is a professional photographer. He takes beautiful photos and shares the best ones with his friends. “I send out a picture a week and have done so for over four years.”
“I look for Beauty all the time in the words I read, in the people I know and in the world around me. It’s become a way of life for me. I see pictures everywhere. I’m constantly looking, seeing and saying ‘Wow, that’s beautiful!”
Stephen points out where beauty is to help others adjust their point of view: “For years I thought everyone could see as I do. I’ve realized that when I mention something I’m seeing to others, they aren’t aware of it. Almost like it isn’t even there for them until I mention it.”
What did you notice that was beautiful today?
Give yourself a minute to reflect on what you appreciate and what you find beautiful. It will do your heart good.
DramaGuru is about feeling safe enough to stop resisting and let beauty in.