Sunday, February 17, 2013

Nature Smiles

 Photograph at the beach, Nature Smiles
© 2012 Fannie Narte

When we're busy going from one place to the next, one project to the next, we may overlook seeing and receiving our gifts. 

We may not receive the gift of love from the person that smiled at us as we walked past them, because we were looking down. 

We may not receive the gifts of hope and healing from the rainbow in the sky revealing itself in its full glory and splendor, a free gift to all who see and notice it. 

We may not receive the gifts of compassion and empathy from a lonely child curled in the corner of the sofa silently wiping away tears of sadness. 

We may not receive the gifts of acceptance and nonjudgment from the half-dressed man walking along the busy street holding a handmade wooden cross high in the air and chanting, "I Love You." 

We may not receive the gifts of perseverance and joy from the young boy learning to surf, falling and falling and falling and finally taking his first wave to shore.

If we pay attention and look around us, we can see things that we might otherwise not see; we can receive gifts that are meant to bring us abundance, love and joy.  Gifts are waiting for you.  See . . . and receive . . .

Living a life of Love . . .


Beth said...

You are so right Fannie! We must pay more attention to the little things in life.

WoolenSails said...

I think as I get older I appreciate and notice the little things that are right in front of me, treasure each moment and the beauty that surrounds us.