At this time of the year as our senses are overloaded by too many things to do and too many people, it becomes easy to be blind to the beauty that surrounds us. Beauty is one of the ways that we can breathe in peace.
Midday Prayer has a poem by Edward Carpenter called The Lake of Beauty, which begins:
Let your mind be quiet,
realising the beauty of the world,
and the immense,
the boundless treasures that it holds in store.
Keep attentive to beauty today. Whenever you notice something of beauty, give thanks to God.