Wait, Strike That Reverse It” -Willy Wonka

The my last post, There’s So Much World Out There, I spoke about how important it is to have new experiences. But this post, want to talk about how important it is to find the beauty in monotony. In the same ole rigmarole.

We forget to find beauty in the small things. There’s that saying that goes, “don’t forget to stop and smell the roses.” As writers we always have to remember to insert the ever forgotten roses into our story. We are the ones who insert the small details into our story so that they can be envisioned and remembered. We invite our readers to appreciate the roses that they’d normally pass by in the busy world we live in.

If we ask our readers to appreciate our details it is also important that we learn to stop and appreciate the details in our own lives. We need to have days without the need for new stimulating activities. We need boredom. Quietness. Peace and solitude.

If we are constantly looking for new adventures we will lose sight of stillness. Stillness is where the story lives. I was a busy person for a long time. Busy working. Busy living. Busy doing ambitious things. It actually took a couple years for me to adjust to living in a quiet town and living a quiet life rich with solitude.

That adjustment period helped me see things more clearly. It helped me find out who I was and why I did things and developed behaviors. It helped me tap into the cycle of nature. The cycle that goes on even when human don’t intervein. It helped me see the value of imagination and why it’s important that my mind works unique to those around me.

So adventure and new experiences are wonderful but what’s even more wonderful is taking time to stop and smell the roses of your own heart.

Because guess what? You’re in bloom.

Published by Jayne

Jayne is a writer. On her free time she likes to be with her family hiking outdoors and traveling. New England is her home and place of birth. When asked what she wants to teach the world she replied, "Don't stop searching. Too many times, in my old life, I put my search aside for more 'important matters.' I didn't realize the thing I was searching for held what was most important; my soul purpose." Jayne works daily on improving her craft and at times can get down on herself, but her favorite morning mantra is "It's a new day." and that's what she strives to start with.

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