Collateral Beauty

We’ve all had to make changes, adapt with the pandemic. Going to the grocery store at 6 a.m., practice social distancing. Talking to friends and family on the phone or over social media to stay connected.

We’ve been forced to slow down. With it changed my perspective. I noticed the beauty in the rain and relished filling my lungs with the damp, cleaner air. I noticed the golden pollen blanket wrapping my car. I noticed the plants and flowers bursting through the soil. I noticed the small birds building nests in my backyard. I enjoy the generosity of my neighbors.

And enjoy taking a walk before the sun rises.

Don’t forget to notice the collateral beauty.


About Fannie Cranium

Writing since she could first hold a pen, Tracy Perkins formed her alter ego, "Fannie Cranium" at the suggestion of her husband. Tracy understands smiling makes people wonder what she’s been up to.
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4 Responses to Collateral Beauty

  1. Taking positive is so important. It is wonderful to have the opportunity to actually see, smell and hear.

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  2. nshami14 says:

    Noticing. Since my gym has been closed, I’ve been running/walking instead. I have always loved the colors of nature when stuck at a stoplight or on a long drive, but it’s even more special lately.

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