Congratulations! You've made it through an entire alphabet of #TheYearToBe. 

You know what that means: time to begin again. The word this week is aware.

Instead of posting that super-sentimental post I wrote (and promptly deleted), I thought I would share with you the view from my lunch table today. 


Of course, it is not hard to be aware of beauty when having lunch at the Dallas Museum of Art. Nor is it difficult to take a picture of something beautiful--even a crummy phone camera can take a pretty picture these days. 

But it is a little more difficult to be aware of all the beauty that surrounds us every day. On those days when we feel like stale toast. Or when we are struck by a pang of envy or longing or frustration. 

I hope you find beauty in the midst of a grey moment.