Have you ever gotten too busy to notice the beauty around you? I have. It remains important to me to purpose to see that world around me in its fullness.
I choose to see the sky each morning and make note of its color. I watch the clouds; look for the way the light of the sun or the splendors of the moon reflect off the water. It is with purpose that the color of the grass, budding of the trees in spring or bounty of color in autumn are acknowledged.
I also appreciate the beauty of the generations around me. It is my privilege to be a part of a beautiful family. I am also in a position to influence future generations. Nothing is of greater importance to me.
I can sit with my grandmother, who turns 91 this week and talk about some to the ways she invested in me, the lessons she taught me and the joys we shared. There is beauty in seeing her blue eyes sparkle and it’s wonderful!
It is also my honor to be able to watch the quiet determination of my youngest granddaughter and revel in the beauty of her smile, mysterious eyes and her perfect pudgy hands. I can view the dynamics of my 2 oldest grandchildren~ both extroverted, leaders as the each endeavor to invest in an already strong bond of friendship. Seeing the love, kindness, and diplomacy of these young cousins is a glorious thing.
From my vantage point, I can appreciate the relationships of both my retirement staged parents and my young married children. Seeing each dream, face challenges and find strength together is a very beautiful thing.
Just heard an interview from both the writer and producer of award winning film, “Biutiful”
About a man facing concerns about the legacy he was leaving behind. This film seems to show a dark side of Barcelona, Spain (which I was able to recently visit and see a brighter side.) Without a legacy, without the joy of heritage all other beauty seems to fail.
I hope that you will purpose to see the beauty in the world and relationships around you. If you have not done so before, TODAY is the perfect time to purpose to appreciate what is beautiful around you!
|This is the story of Uxbal (Javier Bardem). Devoted father. Tormented lover. Mystified son. Underground businessman. Friend of the disposed. Ghost seeker. Spiritual sensitive. A survivor at the invisible margins in today’s Barcelona … Uxbal’s story is simple: just one of the complex realities that we all live in today.|