Happiness hides in life's small details. If you're not looking, it becomes invisible. — Joyce Brothers
This quote rings true for me this morning.
I am sitting in my home office at the desk that my husband built for me to do this very work. My home is filled with natural light. I can smell my strawberry candle and hear the wind chimes outside. The cows are grazing outside my window. I am feeling love for the life that my husband and I built together.
But most of the time, it's hard for me to notice these little details of my life. I usually see the piles of laundry (yes, plural), the Christmas tree that we have yet to take down (oops), and the permanent indention in the couch marking where my dog always sleeps. It's interesting how the ugly details will outshine the beautiful ones, making my home appear out of order.
Writing is like that too.
Alora D. Boerner
Freelance copy editor serving nonfiction writers, small business owners, and job seekers.