The Beauty Around You

There are times I forget about what’s around me. I become so consumed by my inner demons that I take my surroundings for granted. Today, however, despite the bronchitis, I took the time to take a walk. I am living in the oldest city in North America and sometimes it is hard to appreciate the beauty in my surroundings. So, with a smoothie in hand, I gallivanted around the downtown area of this beautiful city. I almost coughed up a lung in the process, but it was such a beautiful day and I knew I couldn’t stay inside the house.


I have been living in this city for ten years and there are still things to find and learn. There are sights that I saw with new eyes today, some I don’t recall seeing before today. I also visited some of my favorite spots in the downtown area. I even had a bite to eat at one of my favorite DT restaurants and had tacos and a pint. It was a nice couple of hours. And I also have a sunburn to show for it.


I keep wishing for more. I always keep wanting more. But what is the more I’m looking for?

Ideally, all I want is to see the world. But I’m dismissing the world that I am living in every day. Belittling the world that is around me. I feel at times as though I am hating what is around me solely because it is never what I wanted. I never wanted to be living here. I thought I would have seen beyond the west coast of the province by now. I thought I would be travelling, studying abroad, something that took me away from here.

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But here, this is where the love of my life is. This is where my family is. There is more culture outside my door than I give this city credit for. I would like to think I have made some great friendships over the years as well. At times I’m sure I do not seem appreciative of these things but I hope these people know that I am so blessed to have them in my life and they make my days brighter just by being in it.

So this is where I leave you for tonight. Appreciate the beauty that is around you. Life is what you make it!

Cheers and stay smiling!



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