I was scrolling through my phone today when I noticed I had a lot of pictures of flowers on my camera roll. The further back I went, the more I noticed how they had increased over time and how much the quality was improving.
I have been looking for something in my life that will help me recognize the beauty in things. At the spur of the moment, I decided to make an Instagram solely for posting flowers, plants, and trees. To add a little something extra, I decided I would also add a wise or helpful quote to what would become my daily posts.
I watched as I quickly gained followers, and it made me realize that I’m not the only one looking for beauty. I became determined.
I’ve been wanting to have a better quality of life lately. I know I want to start volunteering, practice yoga daily, spend more time at the beach and with my family, and just basically enjoy my time on Earth. This is one little thing that I stumbled upon that has since made me really happy.
It encourages me to be actively aware of my environment. I am now hyper-conscious of flowers and other foliage and am taking more shows of nature than ever. I’m also often looking for inspiring quotes about happiness and inner wisdom, to add as captions for my posts.
I was inspired to go to my local meditation gardens, which offers tranquility, koi ponds, and colors. I feel more peaceful as a direct result of my new project.
My goal is of course to benefit myself and to be more motivated to live a good life. Yet, I am now determined to spread this happiness to those around me, whether or not they follow the account.
As captioned in the multi-flower photo, “Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the single candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.” – Siddhartha Gautama.
How can you spread joy in your community? x