Repeat after me:
My life is beautiful.
My world is magic.
I am blessed.
Despite the messes, the rough nights, the heartache.
Despite everything that hasn't turned out quite the way you expected.
Sometimes life's beauty is more about the rain than the flowers anyway.
And our lives need both in equal measure.
So let's make today about choosing our perspective and accepting imperfection.
Let's release what's in the background and mindfully choose where we focus our hearts.
Because probably you didn't notice the plastic lattice, the bicycles, and the old satellite dish behind those flowers. Because who cares.
It's about where you look and what you crop.
What you release. What you allow.
It can transform us.
So look at yourself, your life, your family today and choose which picture you see and which story you tell.
Because even a grey, cold September morning, a messy yard, and a fading autumn flower bed can be beautiful – if only we know where to look.