Friday, March 6, 2009

Beauty is in the Details

I have decided to participate in the Beautiful Life by The Inspired Room. She has been talking about finding beauty in the details and when I was thinking about what I would post, I immediately realized, I had the perfect example. Let me explain.

This is my house.

I don't have a large house in a really fancy suburb. It is a 1974 split level cookie cutter house that we are slowly modernizing. But still, it is nothing about it that is going to command your attention and make you say "Look at that house!" My yard is full of crab grass and mud. My driveway is cracked. My roof is missing shingles. I forgot to put out mulch last year and I have weeds in my garden. But I promise you, the house is full of details.

I love the way the sun hits it in the afternoon.

I love that my kids can ride their bikes on the road.

I love the trees that surround the house--old and rugged.

I love the flowers that we plant in the spring and bloom all summer long.

And the way the snow decorates my garden in the winter.

Even if the windows are old and in need of a wash, they are lovely when I see the people that live in my house.

And that is how I try to live a beautiful life.


Teresa said...

Everything Just as it should be-
Wonderful, thanks for sharing.

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Radiate Light said...

Honestly your house looks huge & fancy to me. I'd love to live in a house that even looks like that on the outside, except probably a but smaller.

Julianne said...

Randomly clicked on your site from Inspired Room's Mr. Linky's...I LOVE love love this post. Thanks for sharing. It was really a wonderful post, very thought-provoking. It makes me want to better appreciate the details of our not-so-lovely apartment. I loved the picture of your kids riding their bikes.

Meredith@MerchantShips said...

Oh, you are one wise mama. Thanks for the reminder that it is who, not what, makes our lives beautiful!

Rona's Home Page said...

This is a beautiful life and one truly sees that you and your family are enjoying it.
Your home is so lovely.

Anonymous said...

As I sit here looking at all the things that need to be done around here, you have literally made my day! I agree that your home is beautiful! I would trade all the 4,500 sf homes in the world for a chance to be at home with those kids biking down the road!! You are blessed!

BLVNHIM said...

Beautiful. Your words grab at the heart of it all and truly show what details matter most. Thank you!

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

This is a lovely reminder of what a beautiful life is all about!