Little Cuties

Beauty Abounds Everywhere

Beauty Abounds Everywhere

“Did you miss these little cuties?” This was spoken by our adult daughter while taking a hike with my wife and me in our nearby mountains. As we pressed up the hill, we noticed our daughter was lagging behind. Looking back, we noticed that she was bent over a bush with her camera close to the ground for a snapshot of a tiny new flower adjacent to the trail. I must have walked by that same plant ten times and never noticed it. Our daughter, with a photographer’s eye, was busy appreciating every point of beauty, from the sky to the ground and everything in11128715_1074166419264073_8904368228742432955_n[1] between. Though her step was slow, she relished the beauty of God’s creations, while I blindly stomped past them to accomplish the goal of completing our hike. While leading her to the wild poppy patch now in bloom, I had stepped over some tiny wildflowers that she quickly noticed and photographed. “Did you miss these little cuties?” Lesson learned: Don’t be in such a rush that we fail to see and appreciate the beauty of nature and people all around us. “The quality of life is in proportion, always, to the capacity for delight. The capacity for delight is the gift of paying attention” (Julia Cameron). We should pay attention, and express gratitude to God for all His creations. These are Reasons to Rejoice.

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