I have enjoyed trees so much this fall.
The leaves on the trees. The shape of the branches as they empty themselves of this year’s leaves.
But mostly I’ve enjoyed the way the colorful leaves reflect the light. Even brown or rust-colored leaves take on a glow when the sunshine hits them a certain way.
One of the things I’ve learned as I live with depression is to enjoy the beauty in life. To notice even the small things that can give so much joy—if we just take a moment to see them, not just glance over them.
Carrying around a camera--or thinking about taking pictures--is one of the best ways I've found to help me pay attention.
I’ve been looking at trees all my life. I’m living through my 51st autumn. But the older I get, the more I realize that a big part of contentment is enjoying the moment, savoring the beauty, and being grateful for it all.
It’s part of my therapy.
What bit of beauty have you enjoyed lately?