Have you ever noticed how words of encouragement tend to urge us to look up?

“Chin up!”

“Keep your head high!” 

“Things are looking up!”

When I started proactively noticing beauty in my midst each day, I was struck by how much I found by looking down.

Yes, I adore clouds and rainbows, sunshine and towering trees. But the little bits of magic I find at my feet often take my breath away. They’re so unexpected and unassuming.

Each of these beauty sightings – and so many others like them – have felt like precious gifts from above. Easy to miss, stunning to see. Reminders that there is goodness everywhere, even along the very path I’m taking. I find that truly uplifting.