Eyes to See
The world is full of beauty to be seen and touched and felt… but it takes work.
I try. I try everyday. It helps me to compose sentences in my head, and to search for just the right frame for a photo. It pushes me to see the water drops that shine like stars on my baby sister’s eyes when she resurfaces from the swimming pool, and to feel the poignancy when a child says that “this was the best day… ever.” In fact, I’m rarely ever not turning phrases in my head.
And then I like to come and share this with you.
If the writing is imperfect, or the picture is poorly composed, it only shows me how far I have to go in fully appreciating the value of all the beautiful things in life.
But if the writing is engaging, and the picture captures your heart, I thank God for the grace he’s given me in allowing me to dig deep and to have eyes to see his creative glory.
No matter what, I’m seizing life, through my own mediums. I’m looking for the joy and humor and depth to be found in insignificance. I just happen to do it through writing and photography.
And today I was just wondering… where and how do others find beauty? Am I silly? I’d love to hear the little places of your lives that bring joy… and how you manage to see it.