March 10, 2007

3BT #1

There is an English woman who, believing that "happiness is found mostly in small things," began recording three beautiful things she saw or experienced each day. The resulting blog, which she has kept since May 19, 2004, is a testament to the power of simplicity.

When adoption or fertility are especially on my mind, I can sometimes get bogged down in the in the sorrow and loss which are attached to them. I think it's right to grieve for yourself or others, or to grow angry at injustice. But, for me, there is a danger of losing sight of joy. I owe it to myself and to the people in my life not to let that happen.

I am not ambitious enough to record three beautiful things every day. But I would like to note them here from time to time, for my own sake, to balance out some of the heavier things on my mind. May they be a reminder to me of the ever-present joy.

Three beautiful things for today:
  1. The daffodils which have lately emerged from from their underground rest
  2. Homemade vanilla ice cream
  3. Lazy afternoon frolicking with your husband while your child is with his grandparents

2 comments:

Clare said...

Hi Heather,

Thanks so much for 3BTing -- it's very much appreciated. Hope you continue to do it every now and again. For me, it helps put things into perspective.

cloudscome said...

My three beautiful things today: 1.) a child who wants to help 2.) sunshine through the clouds 3.)homemade mocha chocolate chip ice cream

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