Sunday, August 17, 2008

Dear Beautiful Reader

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. Why should ugly have the upper hand?

Years ago, when I first read Alexandra Stoddard's book Living a Beautiful Life, 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 refrigerators, as Alexandra pointed out in her book.

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!

Gracefully Yours,


  1. Today is the first time I visited your blog. I read several
    of your posts. Am coming back to read more. They are very interesting and inspiring to read. I agree that there is much out there and it is great to see someone bringing beauty into more lives. Great job!

  2. Hi Brenda! Just read your blog for the first time. I linked to it from Shades of Pink. It is a "beautiful" blog about beauty.

    I am going to put you on my site. Please visit me when you have a chance

    Hope to chat with you again.


To My Beautiful Readers,

Some people come into our lives, leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never the same. ~ Franz Peter Schubert

Thank you so much for leaving your 'footprint' here in my comment box. I do appreciate you taking a moment to share your thoughts today.

Brenda xox

PS. I do not always comment here, but I do look forward to coming and visiting you....