The Simple Things in Life Are the Most Incredible

You need not look far to find beauty

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Yesterday, the ground was crisp. A dense white layer of frost clung to each blade of grass that shone in the early morning sun. As warmth seeped into the earth, a light haze of damp floated up to create fresh clouds.

And so it is. Life’s wonders never fail to mesmerize. They remind me how lucky I am to be here and witness them. Without me, they’d go on, of course, but I see it as a pleasure and a necessity to note these simple things that bring so much joy and spread beauty.

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Life’s lessons, too, often spring from the tiniest of acts. Seeing the ice transform into rising water reminds me everything changes, but never dies.

Later, as the sun dipped, a swirl of pink and cherry red created soft layers on the horizon. The sunset was a vast landscape: A natural work of art painted against a backdrop of blue and draped with grey and white clouds.

I stood on a hilltop and surveyed the scene, imagining I was one of the birds of prey circling at the side of the woods while they looked for supper.

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A rabbit ran across my path, and I kept still. It didn’t see me as it hopped into the thicket. Squirrels scurried and crows called to each other to say goodnight.

As the night drew in, I settled at home in comfort — hygge style. With candles lit, a lamp burning bright, the fire spreading heat, and the sweet scent of amber resin twirling through the air, I snuggled in a cosy chair.

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My dog rested his head in my lap and watched me with his gold-brown eyes. All he wants, now the day’s almost gone, is to round me and my husband up and send us to bed.

“Sweet dreams” I whispered, when I nestled between the sheets after an hour or so. “Woof” he replied in a soft low voice. Already in the land of Nod, my husband let out a mumbling snore and I switched off the light.

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✨ Bridget Webber

✨ Bridget Webber

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Writer, former counselor, author, and avid tea drinker learning how to live well.