Saturday, May 7, 2016

Open Your Eyes

/ courtesy of pinterest /


You know what we're not really great at? Stopping to appreciate the things about life that are just a little wonderful. Things like the fact that...

Panera gave me a free bagel every day in April...

Starbucks is bringing back the s'mores frappe for spring/summer...

Fireflies exist and can be caught...

Songs have lyrics that exactly relate to where you are in life...

Really cool people like you so much they made a whole word for it: "friend"...

Hummingbirds snore while sleeping...

You get hurt and then you heal...

There are pens with ink that runs PERFECTLY...

Sunsets are never, ever, ever identical...

Cream swirls into coffee...

Raindrops say "plat" when they're big and fat and fall on your windshield...

Ripples make perfect circles every time...

We have the internet...

Vanilla extract smells so good...

Harmonies weave emotion...

I can read so I have the power to learn anything...

Libraries let you borrow books for free...

Moonlight isn't a literary exaggeration...


We live in a world full of such beauty. We are blessed. Many of us are privileged. And we forget so, so many times to acknowledge the fact of the magic, magic world of which we are a part. Slow down. Open your eyes. Feel the beauty and open your heart to gratitude. It's the least we can do.

9 comments:

  1. Amen! We should definitely take more time to thank the Lord for what He so bountifully gives us!

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  2. The little things make me happy, like pickles and nature.

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  3. Yes! (All except the big rain drops that go splat. I'm a wimp when it comes to raindrops on my windshield.)
    But just reading these (especially the last four) made me feel happy :)

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  4. Wow. In a day with so much negativity, this post was as refreshing as a sea breeze. Thank you, Rachel, for being a light in a world of sadness.

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  5. Truth! We recently did a course at church where we we're encouraged to spend ten minutes, first thing every morning just giving thanks to God. It's an amazing practice!

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  6. *we were
    Guh, autocorrect.

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