Monday, May 4, 2009


Beauty??? I found it so ridiculous
recently when a very talented singer
made such an impression on the world.
Why was it so shocking that her voice
was so beautiful and pleasant to hear?
Are we so shallow as to think that only
the most physically beautiful people are
talented? When did inner beauty stop
having meaning? I seem to be full of
questions today.

The reason I am writing about this
today is that last night my husband and
I were watching a slide show of the
recent photo's I have taken and when it
came to the picture of the pile of junk I
used in a recent blog he said, "that is a
great picture" with much sarcasm. My
response was "it depends on how you
look at it."

My husband is going through an
extremely stressful time in his life
right now and it doesn't surprise me he
didn't see the beauty in the picture. It
does trouble me though that he is so
preoccupied and stressed that he made
such a quick judgement. I suppose we
are all guilty of making snap judgements
and forgetting to look for the beauty
that surrounds us.

I have been working very hard at
finding the beauty that surrounds me.
Being chronically ill has forced me to
slow down and appreciate all the little
things and look at things from various
perspectives. It may sound strange but
I am grateful for that.

These are just my thoughts at the


When your inner eyes open, you can find immense beauty hidden within the inconsequential details of daily life. When your inner ears open, you can hear the subtle, lovely music of the universe everywhere you go.
- Timothy Ray Miller


  1. Hi Kelli,

    It is true I certainly appreciate all the beauty around me everyday.

    Living in the here and now lets me appreciate life better.

    Have a good day.


  2. Herrad,
    Thanks so much for leaving your comment. Have a good day my new friend.

  3. Kelli,

    As a chronically ill person, if we don't begin to see beauty out of what is left in our lives, we will soon become bitter and despondent.

    Early on, I learned that I was more than the sum of my parts, working or not. Later on, I learned to create something out of what was left. I am still doing that.

    Your questions are my own.

  4. Well, I only know about cats, but my Mommie said that many times the most loving and sweet kitties at the shelter are the ones in the "plain brown tabby" wrapping. Lots of times, people who go to the shelter only want the real cute kittens, and they are passing up some real gems.

  5. JudiElise,
    Thank you for your thoughts. They are much appreciated.

  6. Daisy,
    I agree with you. Their are many gems out there that are not appreciated as they should be. Thanks for taking time out of your busy schedule to comment.

  7. Hi Kellie,
    I thought of your post when I wrote this:
    Beauty is definitely in the eye of the beholder.

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  9. I see a beautiful flower in a dandelion, others see just a weed. I admire that you stay strong and see the beauty while ugly illness surrounds you.


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