Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Look.

We have these friends. They have the perfect backyard. Looking out their dining room window the other day I couldn't help but think, "there's no way you could be unhappy looking at this."

But that's the thing: only if you look.

It's one of those secrets isn't it? And yet it's not a secret at all. We seek beauty and when we don't find it then it finds us. Or we create it. I forget sometimes how just looking at something with more than my eyes helps me to hold on when life is stormy.

Go. Right now. Have a look. Have a see.

10 comments:

Summer said...

Wow. That is truly peaceful.

loonysuse said...

Is that their backyard??

Adam said...

great view

CLR said...

If I could hug blog posts, it would be this one.

Amen.

What I find now is it seems very few people are looking. Creation is screaming out, 'Look!!!! Stop texting a minute and check me out!!!"

No one's listening.

Mel said...

Mmmmm...beautiful view. Even better advice.

Vinny C said...

Word! We always forget to notice the beauty that exists in the world around us.

P.S.: If I had a backyard like that, I'd never stay inside.

Average Girl said...

appreciation of nature is a good thing, i am always spewing that wherever I go... I truly believe in it! I really loved this post!

Cheers!

Laoch of Chicago said...

Excellent post.

Al Penwasser said...

That is beautiful.
Then, the thought of what happens during a huge rainstorm with my house being that close to flood stage invades my reverie.
I hate looking at the glass half-empty sometimes! :-(

The Defiant Marshmallow said...

Thanks for the nudge and reminder.

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