Thursday, 18 October 2012
Find the Beauty
I am sure you have noticed by now that I simply adore butterflies. I am enthralled by them. I love watching how they dance happily from one colourful flower to the next. Butterflies are beauty-finders. You will never see a butterfly sitting on a whithered flower, and they always pick the most fragrant of roses to visit. Wherever they go they leave a trail of beauty behind. They always remind me of my sister. She too, is a beauty-finder. She knows just how to pick the most beautiful piece of cloth or the prettiest dress in a shop, she'll even find the most delightful dishrag hiding amongst all the other ordinary ones! Just being near her makes me feel a part of the beauty around her and inside her.
But in life we also have poison-finders. Poison-finders are oblivious to the beauty that surrounds them, they are only interested in finding their poison. Just look at the spider. It visits the same flower as the delightful butterfly, but instead of beauty it finds the ingredients to make a deadly poison. Some people are like spiders, they will pay little attention to the beauty that surrounds them, in fact they don't notice it at all. Their focus is entirely on finding everything that is wrong, imperfect or ugly. They look for it with a trained eye and they will unerringly find the tiniest fault. They are poison-finders, but even worse, they are poison-spreaders. They delight in sharing this poison with others. Poison-spreaders are energy-sappers, they taint everything with their negativity. An encounter with a poison-finder can leave you feeling totally drained.
Beauty-finders will always share their beauty with others, they just can't help it. Beauty-finders make the world around them beautiful too, even if it is just with the smile they leave behind in your heart. Even in the bleakest of circumstances beauty-finders decorate life with fragments of beauty.
The choice is ours. What we find in life is what we look for. If you look for the beauty in everything you will be sure to find it, but if you are searching for the less beautiful, I can guarantee you that you will find that too. Today, let us be beauty gatherers, let us fill our stores with those things that delight the soul, so that we can become beauty givers in a world that is crying out for it.
If you flutter by here, I wish you beauty. Please feel free to comment and share your moments of beauty with us. Just click on the words "no comments" or "1 comment " and follow the link. I would love to hear from you.