Dancing in the Street. Well not quite. As I mentioned previously I haven’t become that brave yet but I was laughing in the street today.
I listen to motivational material on my commute and the last two days I have listened to Les Brown. Not much else makes me spontaneously smile like Les Brown’s laugh. It is so infectious.
Yesterday Les suggested we keep a journal as we are given good ideas all the time but we don’t document them or act on them.
I resonated with this idea and as I keep my journals electronic via Evernote I immediately decided to make a special Evernote notebook for this purpose.
This morning Les said something that reminded me of an idea I had many years ago as I was graduating from college but never really ran with and then I had an idea that could potential reignite this the original idea. It was like popping candy going off in my head.
What Les said that gave me this feeling related to Les saying how we fail to notice the beauty in every day and step over it or literally crush it.
Later on I needed to walk into town and decided to pop in the earbuds and listen to more Les. Les’s infectious laughter and words often caused unexpected outbursts and I remembered to notice the beauty in our world as I stared up at the clouds and appreciate the blue sky in between. I spotted pigeons roosting in the rafters of a bridge that no one else probably saw, strange blobby things on the still bare winter branches. A beautiful ornate shop front I had never saw before and as I laughed unabandoned and smiled at every passer by that made eye contact I felt blissfully happy and I truly felt like dancing in the street.
As I graduated from University my final piece was all about taking time to notice the beauty in every day life as we rush around hectically and miss the lone poppy on a piece of waste land or a flower in the crack in the ground or an amazing vivid yellow van on a grey day.
As I listened to Les the weather outside my car was windy and wet as storm something or other whipped around my automobile but he reminded me as I walked to work once in equally inclement weather I saw written on the pavement the words “I’m Awesome” and I thought I should document these observations in photographic evidence on my phone and as I walked down the road, keeping my head down to protect it from the rain, still listening to Les there I saw it.
I was walking over the same stretch of pavement. You may think not odd. Same route to work everyday however parking is limited and out on the street. I haven’t parked on this street for several weeks but today there wasn’t any parking available where I have normally been aiming to park. Last night I was reading about do coincidences exist or is there more to it?
Hello Universe. This was no accident.
This is what I saw and thought no time like the present and back tracked on myself and got my phone out.
In reality we are ALL AWESOME but we forget the power within. Don’t forget to look for the beauty in everyday and remember your awesomeness 🙂