ACCEPTANCE is embracing strengths and flaws.

backstory: Some of the ways I uphold my integrity are empathy, kindness and keeping my promises. Lately, I’ve been dismissal at these. For instance, I’ve found myself saying yes to things I should be saying no to, and end up not following through. One reason is that I’m simply tired…(long story). But there’s beauty in accepting my flaws too, instead of berating myself about my shortcomings. Because I simply can’t be all things to everyone.

p.s. Also linking to Writers’ Pantry at Poets and Storytellers United.

Sleepless Nights

On sleepless nights, beauty reveals itself.

backstory: Between the restless planet, pandemic and unrest in the world, it can be difficult to sleep at times. Luckily we have a warm weather, at present. So, when I struggle to sleep, I take my camera and sit outside. And if I’m lucky the moon will come out to play hide and seek with the clouds.

p.s. I’m also linking to Writers’ Pantry, Poets & Storytellers United.

On Finding Beauty

It’s the first day of the new month, and what better opportunity to try something new! Since last year, I’ve been working on a poetry book. And the act of trying to capture the world as it is, right now, has left me somewhat despondent. But I don’t have to tell you how our world is, there are reminders everyday.

Instead, a thought occurred as I was starting to despair about the restlessness, unrest and all ills of our society; I should try to find beauty everyday rather than being consumed by the gloom. And that’s exactly what I’ll be doing from now on, finding beauty in an unpredictable world; an exercise I call Project Finding Beauty.

A vase full of roses

What does these mean? I will be sharing six-word memoirs and photography, every Sunday. Of course, the inspiration is from the famous Ernest Hemingway’s six-word story.

Why don’t I just join other communities, who are already sharing six-word stories or memoirs? I simply want to explore beauty on my terms…

How long will I be embarking on this project? I honestly don’t know. It could be a month, until end of the year or much longer. What I can say right now, I will only share longer prose pieces, when I feel prompted to write in detail about something.

So, in all, this exercise is in keeping with my creative goals of being fully present in whatever I do, I set at the beginning of the year. But it’s also about creating from a place of love instead of fear. <3

But enough about me. I’d also love to hear about you. How are you doing? How is your world, right now? Is finding beauty something that you consciously do or is it a pleasant and surprising encounter? Please do tell!