There is beauty in everything.
Beauty amidst unknowns, uncertainties, frustrations, dilemmas, and homesickness. Who knew that being an adult comes with so many responsibilities and big decisions?
Beauty in my surroundings.
Beauty in running when the air has just cooled down and the sky has turned a gorgeous shade of blue and gray... even beauty in the painful side cramps while running which turns your run into an enjoyable Friday evening walk.
Beauty in little kids I don't know randomly asking if I am Korean and me giving them a lecture on looking both ways before crossing the street.
Beauty in heart to heart talks… even if it is awkward and scary with either undesirable or welcome changes and situation adjustments. Honesty is beautiful.
Beauty in walking with one of my students outside the school grounds to get his angst out and holding our arms out in the air and screaming at the top of our lungs every 30 seconds, "SUMMER VACATION!"… can’t beat that!
Beauty in simple dishes with fresh and in-season ingredients... roasted asparagus and Walla Walla sweet onions with olive oil, salt, and pepper.
Beauty in baking from scratch a delicious Alice Water’s chocolate cake with orange cream cheese dressing and sweetened strawberries for my classroom’s graduation party… and then heartbreak when my sweet but brutally honest students told me it was not their type of cake and proceeded to throw in the trash decadent and beautiful pieces. To the rest of the staff who told me it was delicious... thank you. And to Costco... why have you spoiled the taste buds of our youth? WHY???
Beauty in a nice and easy yoga class.
Beauty in a Papa Murphy's Pizza and 2 buck Chuck wine.
Sometimes, life isn't as hard as I make it out to be... I've been through worse and some people are living in unimaginable conditions... Who am I to complain?
It has been said before but it is the truth, plain and simple:
Life is beautiful.