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.