When I write, I try to focus on the good. The happy, wonderful, enchanted times are pulled out of my day to day life, and brought here to share and remember. I feel it is my way of finding the beauty in things. But recently, I have been trying to look at beauty with a broader vision. Just because something does not look like what you think it should look like does not mean it is not beautiful.
It might just mean you are not looking at it the right way.
"Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it." ~Confucius
This is me after being up half the night with a sick baby, no make up, hair not fixed.
Not a situation that I would normally consider beautiful.
"Our hearts are drunk with a beauty our eyes could never see."
~George W. Russell
But look a little closer and you might find the beauty of it all.
"There is a kind of beauty in imperfection." ~Conrad Hall
It is a beautiful thing. The love and bond between mother and babe.
The "we can make it, together" mentality that disproves the very idea of impossible.
I have read that so much of motherhood is basic survival. I am sure that is true.
But it is during these times that we forge the bonds that make up a family.
"Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
I think one of the most important things I have learned as a mama (and re-learn all the time), is to do the very best you can with both the good times and the bad times, for as long as they endure.
This makes the good stay longer and the bad go by faster.