It was my intention to make at least one small thing beautiful today, but I discovered that once I began it was hard to stop at only one. So here is a short list of the small, intentionally beautiful things I did today.
I cut off six inches of my hair. At the length my hair was this means it feels worlds different to me and no one else notices much. Then I broke out the curling iron and fixed it nice instead of leaving it in a braid. I even put in earrings.
I folded laundry, making each fold precise and neat. I admired the stacks for a moment before putting them away.
Unable to find stationery at a store, I used my design tools to create some. My printer is only black and white, so I took colored pencil to the flowers. Then I wrote my Grandma a letter.
I made cookies, not just throw-the-batch-together cookies, but carefully-cream-the-butter-and-use-the-baking-stone cookies. When they came out of the oven I topped my hot cookies with vanilla ice cream and ate them.
Looked at my children and really saw them while listening to them.
Tomorrow I will find more small beautiful things.