Hello and welcome to It's A Beautiful Life. My name is Brenda Leyland and I've created this blog to explore and share inspirational thoughts about making our lives more beautiful in our every day living.
We encounter ugly things every day and some people say, well that's the reality. But I always remember someone once saying that roses are as real as pigpens. Beauty can be just as real in our lives as any ugly or sad thing. Besides, why should ugly have the upper hand?
Years ago, I read Alexandra Stoddard's book Living a Beautiful Life. As I read it, I realized that I, too, was eager to live a beautiful life. I wanted to be able to create a little 'heaven on earth' in my own corner of the world, and to inspire others to find the beauty and joy that's hidden in every crevice of life (yes, even inside our refrigerator as Alexandra points out).
Alexandra calls her many creative ideas 'grace notes'. The dictionary describes a grace note as a note in music that embellishes the harmony or melody.
I invite you to join with me to embellish the harmony and melody of our own lives, not to mention the lives of those we love and encounter in our neighbourhoods, workplaces, and homes. Together, we can push back the darkness and leave a fragrance of beauty and love in its wake.
If your heart dreams a similar dream I'd love to share the journey with you!