I leave the house in the dark, I come home in the dark. My world is severely lacking in sunshine and fresh air. And so I've found my soul craving things that are beautiful.
The other night I was finishing a project later than I wanted to be and I hadn't gotten around to dusting the piano or mopping the floors like I'd planned and just as I reached to turn off the dining room light and head upstairs to bed...I stopped. I looked at our dining room, which we had torn down to the studs and rebuilt, and I loved it. In that moment, it was so beautiful.
Even without sunlight streaming in the windows and with frost outside and cold air leaking through 80+ year old windows. Even with dog hair on the floors and our winter jackets thrown across chairs and a random wedding photo on the window bench. I stopped and snapped a picture, because my heart felt so full.
In a season where we're all missing sunlight and fighting our way through chaotic schedules, I hope you find moments to see the beautiful in your life. Whether a single candle flickering or a photo of your puppy or a smile from your kiddo or a text from your Mom or a dining room you tore down to the studs, I hope there's an abundance of beauty in your every day.
ps it's harder to spot dog hair in candlelight. #themoreyouknow