September 30, 2013

What are you seeing?

Recently I read the book Isolating Insecurities by Paul de Jong. In the book there is a snippet of something Helen Keller wrote that left me challenged and encouraged and so I thought it would be the perfect thing to share with all my girlfriends this Monday.
"Recently I was visited by a very good friend who had just returned from a long walk in the woods so I asked her what she observed. The woman responded by saying nothing in particular. I might have been incredulous had I not been accustomed to such responses for long ago. I became convinced that the seeing see little."

After reading this I quickly realized that I am that friend. So often I rush through my everyday ordinary and see so many things but truly see very little. How often are we missing the beauty of the world we live in. So take in the scenery today for a little longer than you normally would. Appreciate the beautiful faces of the people around you. See the needs of other people and meet them with compassion. See the happiness on others faces and meet them with a smile. See the defeated person and meet them with a word of encouragement. What would our everyday ordinary look like if we chose to open our eyes and see everything truly going on around us. I guess we would realize it's not so everyday ordinary. 

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  1. Such a thoughtful post. Indeed some snippets from books make you wonder and reflect on positive things in life like you just had.

    Thanks for sharing, hope you are having a wonderful Monday, here we are almost done with Monday and looking forward to Tuesday :)

  2. Oh I love this friend. Our world is such a busy world these days. We forget to slooooooowwww it down and take in the beauty that is all around us.


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