Saturday, July 21, 2012

Beginnings


Hello, and welcome to small beauty everywhere!  I’m diving into the world of blogging, frankly, with little idea how to go about it.  I begin this project with a few quotes cheering me on.

First, the HOW: 

“Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good.” ~ Voltaire

That isn’t to say I won’t strive to have the best possible blog!  Rather, if I wait for the perfect time, or to know all the answers on how to blog, it will never get done.  The disorganized overloaded bookshelves in our office are a fine example of this, I keep waiting for a large chunk of time on a gloomy day to tackle the project.  If I would spend even a half hour a week on this,  it would be done already!  (and a new blog, what a great way to procrastinate further!)

Two, the WHAT: 

As you start to walk out on the way, the way appears” ~ Rumi. 

I have this quote on a Post-It note on a framed print, an unexpected birthday gift from thoughtful friend, resting on the desk in the home office.  It seems double-inspiring!  Take the first step, and have faith all will unfold naturally, as intended.

So, what will this blog be ABOUT?  Oh, this and that.... yoga, food, family, memories, gardening, photography, biking, living the happiest and healthiest life for me, adventures in daily life.  If you’ve been a friend on Facebook, more or less an extension of what I’ve been posting there. 

A few words on the blog title, small beauty everywhere.  This phrase came to me while out on one of the many walks I take with Maggie the Dog.  “Walk” is a loose term for our outings, really a series of stops to sniff / leave her scent with periodic strolling between locations.  As she’s aged, the pace of the walking has decreased, and the distance covered is less.  These days we basically go around the block, slowly.  She still gets super excited when I get the leash out!  There is a lot of standing around on my part.  Which, has actually been a blessing (more so when the weather is pleasant!)  I’ve noticed all sorts of details I never would have seen otherwise at a faster pace.  If we pay attention, there are really so many glimpses of beauty all around us. 

out and about with Mags

I created a Facebook page of the same name, please "like" and share your experiences of finding joy in “every day” life. 


Lastly, I welcome any feedback on the blogging process.  Thanks! 

Hugs,
Tara 

3 comments:

  1. Way to go on your first blog!

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  2. Looks great Tara! I love the title and the pics! Advise? Just have fun, don't let it consume you! =}

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  3. Thank you for the support! And advice! Sorry I just saw the comments today, it's my first time logging back into the email associated with the blog and the blog itself. I appreciate you taking the time to read the blog. :-)

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