Expand your horizons.

Most of us live to a routine. We get up, go to work, come home, do chores, relax a bit, go to bed, rinse and repeat.

During our daily routine, we tend to pay attention to the things that help us fulfill our usual activities. We notice traffic, our work, our partner and/or kids, and our TV shows.

We may get so hyper focused on these necessary or usual items that we miss out on the magic in life. The feel of clean sheets, a stunning sunset, birds flocking, the smell of impending rain—all these are sensory feasts that can easily be ignored.

We certainly do want to fulfill our job and familial duties. But if we pay attention in any given moment to what goes on around us, we’ll find bonus beauty and pleasure. All we need to do is expand our horizons a bit.

Today’s message reminds me to be on the lookout for magic in life. Beauty is all around me just for the noticing.

Please reflect and share. What unexpected beauty can you experience right now?