I Collect Dust...

sb25Guest blog post by Lydia Criss Mays, creator of See Beautiful.

In response to a survey question, "What sorts of things do you collect?," one beautiful woman wrote, "I collect dust."

She was referring to the busyness of life impeding her ability to keep up with dusting that top shelf in her living room. We get it. Life is busy. Life is also beautiful.

Is it possible that a thin layer of dust every now and then might be reminding us that we have better things to do with our lives than dust?

Thought: Perhaps those dust bunnies peeking at you from behind the television aren't mocking you, but celebrating the fact that you're busy enjoying life.

So, the next time you see dust collecting in crevasses of your home, you might just smile as you retrieve your trusty ole' feather duster. It means you're a dust collector.

And being a dust collector means you see beautiful.

Lydia Criss Mays, Ph.D. is a professor of literacy and language arts, a children's book author, a dog lover, and a seeker of all things beautiful. She started See Beautiful in June of 2011 to empower women to see the beauty they possess, and to empower all to see the beauty in the world.

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