Thursday, October 20, 2011

Houston, We Have a Starbucks

Last Thursday we cross-listed a wonderfully hilarious post by Megan at her blog, Greetings From Texas! We also asked if she'd be interested in writing a post for us about ways she sees beautiful because we knew (1) It would be insightful; (2) witty and (3) let's face it, we really wanted to know what she'd come up with. Low and behold, she impressed. Please enjoy Megan's post and pop over and visit her blog. It's SO worth it!

Houston, we have a Starbucks
I think the notion of “seeing beautiful” can sound more daunting than it really is. It doesn’t mean you have to be a saintly person, a nun, or even church go-er.  “Seeing beautiful” can simply be finding humor in commonplace situations.

Take me, for example. I’m a 29 year old who recently moved to Houston, Texas. When driving through River Oaks, one of Houston’s affluent neighborhoods, I noticed something amusing. Instead of chuckling to myself like a normal person, I immediately called my husband at work and demand he leave to help me mock it.
Because that’s my idea of “seeing beautiful”. And I think that’s okay. (My husband’s boss may think otherwise.)

And there you have it folks. Seeing beautiful is a little mocking of a whole lotta Starbucks, laughter with those you love, and ingenious justification for an early end to the work day. Happy seeing beautiful!
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  1. Wow, there must be an awful lot of coffee drinkers in Houston. What they can't turn their car around and go to the other one?? Weird!Funny and actually kind of sad.

    Thank you for visiting my blog to See Beautiful there. ~Diane

  2. I love Megan's way of seeing beautiful. Like CraveCute says, it's funny and actually sad that Starbucks (and all other chains for that matter) are built across the street from one another. Mocking this ridiculousness makes the situation much more beautiful.


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