The Feel Good Idea Of The Day: Beauty Returns

And now you’ll be telling stories
of my coming back
and they won’t be false, and they won’t be true
but they’ll be real
— Mary Oliver, A Thousand Mornings

This picture was taken a few days ago, on one of my daily walks. I noticed how the peonies return their petals to the earth. All flora does this, but the peonies illustrate the point so beautifully. The beautiful petals fall, and one can't help but see their beauty returning. 

We are meant to return our beauty the same way. Our gift to the world is our expression of beauty. We may express our beauty through art, kindness, or cooking. The method is not as important as the seeds of love and inspiration we spread. Just like the Lupine petals ripen with seeds to throw, the beauty we share returns an abundance of gifts that grow over the years.

Jill LawrenceComment