Photo from this morning courtesy of Judy Shepard Gomez
As I settle into life here in Tucson, I am astounded by the beauty that surrounds me. Each and every morning, I look to the north and with a tear running down my face I chant Hebrew for the words,
"How great is your work, oh God, how very deep are your thoughts!" Psalm 92:6
Sometimes I wonder how I am blessed to see such beauty. And in truth, we all are, we just need to open up our eyes and our hearts to that which surrounds us.
Today a friend walked into my office and gave me mint to plant. I have no idea what I am doing, but I will try. The smell waffled through my office today and left me with a huge smile. And then I came home to try to dig a hole in my yard so that I could plant the mint. It didn't work; tomorrow I will buy soil for a pot I have so that I can plant my mint. I am so excited!!!
Life is full of moments. I am always amazed how beautiful my world is! I have precious children that I teach, a fabulous caring community that I joined only recently, and my own family and friends that I treasure.
The key to life is remembering to open your eyes, your heart, and all of your senses so that you can see, feel, hear, the beauty that surrounds you. Even on the days when you feel moments of darkness, take the time to look a little deeper, don't forget to take a deep breathe and focus on one beautiful aspect of your life. While perfection is worthy of desire, try to notice the small gifts. The more you do; the more you will find.
In most any given moment, gifts can be found. May we all be blessed to see them.