It’s Still There


When tragedy hits whether it happens to us personally, or we are spectators of a horror that we can’t comprehend, we lose our bearings and nothing makes sense anymore, and beauty seems to go out the door.

But, the beauty and the sense of our lives are still there. It’s all around us and all we have to do is open our eyes to see.

It’s there in the small baby we hold so close taking in the sweet smell of a new life and fresh beginnings of hopes and dreams.

Our loved ones who accept us for the beings we are, and hold us tight when our world is falling apart.

We hear it in the giggles and laughter of children at play going about their day feeling safe and loved without a care or worry in the world.

The sunrise and sunset that begin and end our long days bring us the sense and beauty that we belong to each and every day.

It’s there in the elderly hand we hold giving love and support as once we were given when small and everything was so new.

Let us not forget the furry family members that grace our homes. Always listening and showing us unconditional love no matter what.

The warm sun bringing gratitude to our hearts, and each rainy downpour enticing us to jump into puddles. And, oh yes, the tiny snowflakes that tickle our noses making us feel so alive and wanting so much more.

We see the beauty and sense of life in the magnificent trees and colorful flowers that paint our days, and the delightful singing of songbirds that make us stop for a second and take notice.

Nature always teaches us about our lives even sometimes brutally, but its beauty and strength takes our breath away and makes us better in so many ways.

When we get lost from things out of our control we need to remind ourselves that yes, beauty and sense are still there. Just open your eyes and see it’s all around you and me.


28 thoughts on “It’s Still There

  1. Beautiful words, Michele. 😊

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  2. Yes, we tend to understandably get a little distracted at those times Michele. I suppose it then makes us really appreciate those things all the more when we come back to our world.
    Beautiful heartfelt post, thank you for sharing ❤

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  3. Michelle says:

    Beautiful words…..we all need reminders like this to help us get through our lives…particularly when things are tough. Thanks!


  4. Such a wonderful post Michele.


  5. smilecalm says:

    thank you, dear flower
    for gently speaking
    for those who need
    a voice 🙂


  6. pjlazos says:

    So very true!!


  7. What else can we hold onto but beauty and goodness? =)


  8. Val Boyko says:

    Thank you Michele. Feeling touched by you and/or loving words. 💕


  9. So true. A great reminder 💕🍀🌿


  10. smilecalm says:

    as i can so easily
    forget what gifts are close,
    thank you for kindly reminding
    me and the world, Michele 🙂


  11. Eliza says:

    I loved this!
    Thanks for the reminder… 🙂


  12. The world does have so much beauty, and we need to be here to enjoy its gifts, to give back and to protect. We all have a part to play


  13. A beautiful sentiment post. I really like the metaphors used to describe the teachings of nature, how the weather awakens our senses and the laughter of children❤️


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