I watched “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” this past weekend and absolutely loved it (and not just because Papa Johns and Cinnabon were in it either). I loved it because it made me feel inspired and excited about life. The movie is based on James Thurber’s short story about Walter Mitty, a day-dreamer who lives a relatively anonymous and seemingly unremarkable life. Walter escapes reality through his daydreams, but doesn’t ever really live out any of his dreams until his job as a Negative Assets Manager at LIFE Magazine falls into jeopardy. From there, he embarks on a journey all around the globe where he fights a shark and even escapes a volcano in search of a photo negative that is said to be “the quintessance of life”. I won’t give too much away because I think it’s definitely a movie for you to see yourself, but at one point a character tells Walter something that I think we should all hold close. The character says, “Beautiful things don’t ask for attention.”
That’s something that I’ve really begun to notice over the past year or so. I’ve found myself constantly being drawn to the small details, the things we’d normally just walk on by. Like the lace detailing on the bottom of the dress I’m wearing today. Or the beauty of a New York construction site. Or the woman on the subway who is exhausted from work and without a lick of make-up but who is on her way home to make dinner for her family. Beauty isn’t necessarily hours spent in front of a mirror or a bright new shiny building; it’s the little things – the ones that you pass by every day. Hope you’re having a lovely afternoon and finding beauty in everything today!
P.S. Don’t forget to enter my Instagram giveaway with Eva Elm for the gorgeous necklace I wore in my last outfit post! The contest ends on April 28 and is open worldwide (: