Never lose the opportunity of seeing something beautiful, for beauty is God’s handwriting. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
‘Seeing something beautiful‘ is easy when we are children. We gaze upon the world with fresh eyes and a sense of wonder at every new sight. The older we get the more chaotic our lives become. Responsibilities multiply, pile up, and pile on. The fresh eyes and sense of wonder are replaced by tired eyes and a sense of malaise. We barely have enough time to accomplish all our daily goals, let alone find a moment to stop and smell the roses.
The world we live in
The world we live in is quick and chaotic. It demands reverence to this tempo and threatens those that fall behind with irrelevance and lack. Our days are filled with things that must get done! Work makes demands. Family makes demands. Social media makes demands. All of these things are coming at us a million miles a minute and each of them assumes that they should be the priority.
It is up to us, as individuals, to take control, step on the brakes, and take a moment to appreciate the beautiful things around us. They are all around you every day and it takes but a fleeting moment to recognize them, smile to let God now you appreciate them, and move on with your busy day.
Recognize the importance of OPPORTUNITY
The most important word in the quote above is ‘opportunity’. The beautiful things (God Things) are there for us to enjoy. Truly SEEING something beautiful is the opportunity and it can be either taken advantage of or ignored. The choice is up to you.