“Things don’t have to be extraordinary to be beautiful. Even the ordinary can be beautiful.”
― Wicker Park
When I was younger, it took something truly extraordinary to inspire me. As the years have passed, I look for inspiration in the little things — the day-to-day.
Some ordinary moments that inspire me are:
1) Driving my car on the open road on a beautiful clear, sunny day. I am truly blessed to live where I do. When I get past the road construction and traffic and find a stretch of road on a clear day, the feeling is something I can hardly put into words. I was driving back from SFO airport the other day on the 280. The views of the citylines and the hills and the sky were just breathtaking. It made me want to go for a run and just enjoy the beauty of the outdoors.
2) The smell of coffee in the morning I am a sucker for a good cup of coffee. I taste coffees like some people taste wine! The smell of freshly roasted beans being ground is intoxicating to me. I think I enjoy the smell more than actually drinking the coffee itself.
3) Bringing home fresh flowers. I picked up the most beautiful dahlias and Bells of Ireland at the Los Altos Farmer’s Market yesterday. It amazes me how something so simple can be so beautiful and put a smile on my face for days. It’s like art in a vase — Love it!
Every ordinary day is filled with extraordinary moments. What ordinary things give you inspiration?