beautiful little things

What storytellers do… is help shape our stories of how the world works; at their very best, they can empower our moral imagination to envision how the world could work better. ―Maria Popova

The purpose of beautiful little things is to create an index of positivity. I often fail to recognize the happiness in my life as it occurs–and once it’s gone I may never remember it. In capturing and framing these fragments I expect to become more aware of these beautiful little things, for when moments are captured, shared, and replayed they change our perception of past and present. Our very lives are put in a different context.

Marketing sells “better”, yet the best state for any individual is unattainable if there is always another, better state that follows. The paradox is that the best state is likely a state of mind regardless of your current outer state. Happiness is wanting what you already have–and, interestingly, having what you already want.

We accept the reality of the world with which we are presented. ― The Truman Show

In short, I’m using this site to tell a particular type of story to myself. Perhaps this endeavor is just self-delusion–are we obligated to present a certain type of reality to ourselves?