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3/13/2020 11:03:00 AM
Appreciating Beauty

Marty Reep, Author
Speaker, Forward-Thinker

There are so many things around us that are full of beauty. Focusing on the beautiful things helps keep us thinking in terms of the greatness of life that holds us in the hands of eternity. As the passages of life continue to unfold before us, the chances to be graced by amazing vistas and close-ups increase, every day.

Take advantage of the moments you have, in between life’s scheduled events, to partake of the unscheduled glory that constantly engulfs the spaces between yesterday and tomorrow. When we allow ourselves the glory of the moment, we learn to see the beauty, grace, and glory that so readily fills the spaces around us.

Wholeness comes at the expense of fear. Meaning, choosing to live in wholeness helps to cast out ideas we’re afraid of – settling our nerves and putting our hearts at peace. The calming spirit of wholeness delivers a beauty that is unparalleled in depth, stature, or completeness. As such, people sometimes unknowingly seek peace and compassion in the things they do, because they desire to have that in their lives, wherever it may be missing.

Thus, the merits of compassion and completion far outweigh the challenges of daily life and outweigh what is heading our way, months from now. Will opportunities be perfect? No, but the goodness we put into them, and the goodness that grows will be part of the apparent magic that can turn our lives from hardship and heartache to joy, peace, and love.

When you’re at the beach, playing in the water, waves constantly roll in gently or even bombard the sand. If you stand in the middle of the waves, they’ll pass over, around, or under you. Whichever way they go, they still go. Sure, we can remove ourselves from the water for a time, but what’s the point of being at the beach without being in the water, at some point? Standing, jumping, or playing in the waves is part of what makes being at the beach fun! And, some waves are simply beautiful to look at, admire, and appreciate.

Whether it’s enjoying a piece of art, investing time with your family and friends, or listening to the beautiful feelings that music creates, appreciating beauty just takes a moment. And, a collection of those moments make-up a beautiful lifetime.

Have a great week enjoying the beauty that you look for and that you find!

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