I know how hard it is to stay grounded in a chaotic world. For over six years, I’ve written about my search for beautiful things in a world that aches and groans. Hundreds of readers have trusted my posts to whisper into their hurts, search for the good, and find simple things to delight in when things aren’t going as perfectly as they could.
We live in the challenging dichotomy of good and bad. Of catastrophe and regrowth. Of pain and beauty.
Babies are born, flowers bloom, and magic exists in a bowl of pasta. People die, jobs are lost, families are estranged.
In my writing, I honor the mystery that God allows both the dark and the light to exist.
This week, we got news Dylan lost his job. We know we are privileged and we have back ups. Not everyone does. We know we have family. Not everyone does.
There are hundreds of worthy causes to donate to right now and asking for help is hard. If you have read my blog over the years, gotten encouragement from my words, or want to support a friend, please consider throwing a few dollars in the new tip jar available on here.
Stay safe. Stay searching for the good. We’re going to get through this by looking for beautiful things.
And now on to continue the list:
68. This video – even when she smells the lilies (submitted by Christine C.)
69. This artist who is designing hugs you can send in the mail
70. People who offer to grow you plants
72. Sleeping until 8
73. Positive attitudes
74. Teriyaki marinade
75. Seeing a hawk in my backyard
76. This blog post on purpose during a pandemic by Zach Mercurio
As a reminder, send me a note with the good in your world at 52beautifulthings at gmail dot com or a DM on Instagram. Keep em’ comin.