Do it beautifully

Beauty and fully. These type of graces are on my mind lately while thinking on how I might do anything and everything more beautifully. Whether cooking oatmeal on a chilly morning, holding a friend's hand while crossing a busy street or putting a brush to a fresh canvas, there is opportunity to do so fully and with beauty. 

If I'm listening to something, can I focus on only that? Greg McKeown, in "Essentialism," says something about focus as a action rather than labeling it as something to achieve. In other words, might I listen more beautifully when expending my thinking time rather than on how to gain more focus. 

If I'm walking down the street, might I enjoy more grace by gazing at the tree tops rather than the sidewalk cracks, which raises my head which improves my posture which helps me breathe and move with purpose. 

And when I talk, may I speak with kindness and confidence. If I know little of the topic, recognize silence is a choice. Albert Einstein said, "If you can't explain it to a six year old, you don't understand it yourself." To me, that means more listening is in order. I'm fairly certain there is much I'm not able to explain. 


Monica Sword

Monica Sword is an aspiring author and artist living a deeply heartfelt life. Following the early death of three family members, including her daughter, she struggled to balance home and work life. Once she discovered how to apply her conscientious and high-achieving personality to honor her passions, be mindful of her emotional reactions and focus on self-care, she developed a creative mindset that produces her most meaningful life work. On her website,, Monica inspires and encourages others to honor their heart and soul in mindful ways.