What beautiful things do you see around you?

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When you practice breathing, smiling, and looking at the beautiful things around you, you are planting seeds of beauty and happiness. That is why we practice things like breathing in and seeing ourselves as a flower, breathing out and feeling fresh; breathing in and seeing ourselves as a mountain, breathing out and feeling solid like a mountain. This practice helps us plant seeds of solidity and freshness in ourselves. Every time we walk with calm and ease, or we smile and release the tension in us, we are planting seeds that will strengthen our happiness. With each happy step, we plant a happy seed.
– Thich Nhat Hanh, in “A Pebble for Your Pocket”.
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