It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Chapter 1, Page 26, Book 16

The sunrise, of course, doesn’t care if we watch it or not. It will keep on being beautiful, even if no one bothers to look at it.

Gene Amole 

January 26th - seeking beauty everywhere

Beauty is whatever gives joy. 

 St. Edna Vincent Millay

Beauty is everywhere if only we have the eyes to see. Beauty lifts the soul and gives a moment of reprieve in this world of imperfection, enabling us to have perspective and to maintain peace amidst any storms.  Beauty is not always realized through a life changing moment or a great epiphany. It’s not always hidden in a rainbow, or found skydiving at 5,000 feet above the ground. Beauty is often found through looking into a newborn’s eyes, in the blooming of a flower, or in paint peeling off an old fence. It’s often where you least expect it.

There is nothing that makes its way more directly to the soul than beauty. 

Joseph Addison

There is beauty everywhere, we just have to stop and see it.  It may be difficult to see on certain days, but there really is beauty everywhere even on the darkest days.  

He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.

Ecclesiastes 3:11 


jack69 said...

I have always loved Sunrises and Sunsets, most folk do. But I never thought how HE opens our day with beauty and closes it with more beauty and love in between. Moving day today!!!

betty said...

That is so true about the sunrises and sunsets; they will happen whether anyone will watch them. I think we just need to stop and take advantage of looking at the beauty around us; make it part of our day to do so because you are right, Ma, there is beauty all around us.