Walking to put some seeds in the bird feeder this morning, it struck me that I was actively doing something to create beauty. Inviting the red bishops and other birds to our garden was something I played a role in.

Immediately, I expanded this realisation to my/one’s role in creating beauty elsewhere in life. As one’s attitude towards a first greeting invites the direction of the relationship, one’s philosophy on life determines one’s happiness.

Contrasting active and passive roles, my realisation is that I can play an active role in placing seeds in the bird feeder, and a passive role in enjoying their beauty as they come to feast.