Last year, I made it up to Washington DC to see the famous cherry blossoms in bloom at the Tidal Basin. It was something that I’d wanted to do for a while and it was totally worth the trip.
Next on my list is seeing them in Philly as they have a Japanese garden with them that looks pretty cool in the photos. So, I am hoping to see that this year when they hit peak bloom.
And up for next year, hopefully, is going to Japan to see them in bloom in Kyoto and other Japanese cities. That will the the icing on the cake right there.
Now what is interesting is that I have begun to notice that there are some in bloom where I live here in Raleigh. They are in bloom right now! But the ones in DC and Philly have yet to hit peak bloom for 2014.
Taking notice of all the local blooms made me realize something. There really is beauty all around you – you just have to take time to look around and notice it. It’s like little pockets and moments just here and there, and if you’re rushing around then it is easy for you to miss those moments and pockets. Instead, they just blend in with everything else around you as part of the blur and rush of everyday life. Next time you are out and about, I urge you to take a moment and really look around you and see what beauty might be hiding amongst the blurs, just waiting for you to take notice of it. Once you see it, it will change your day and maybe even your whole way of thinking.