‘The moment one gives close attention to anything, even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself.’

~Henry Miller

I’ve been thinking about this quote for a while now.  Even before we closed on the house.  There is something magical about stopping to smell the roses, or taking a moment, or just opening your eyes to your surroundings.

When I was working I never had the time — or I thought I never had the time to do such things.  I practiced “seeing” on a small scale — and I suppose my small scale was a lot larger than some people — but it was nothing to what I’ve been “seeing” since retirement.

I have no regrets about my life — but I have to say, had I not lived this long I would have missed a lot.  The world is a new place to me.  A better place; not because of what man has done, but because I’m seeing with new eyes what has been there all along:  God’s magnificent creation.

Pay A Little Attention to Something


2 thoughts on “Pay A Little Attention to Something

  1. There’s beauty in everything, including those annoying mosquitos. The tall trees waving in the breeze are majestic. A baby being born is awesome. Each snowflake being different is impossible to comprehend. Watching the spark that flares in a young child’s eyes when he finally understands what you are explaining always creates a smile for me. Heaven is going to be even better with its streets of gold, pearly gate, and constant music. There will be no more anger, hurt, complaining, or hunger. It’s hard to grasp the beauty of it all.


    • So completely in agreement. Life rushes past so quickly and one of the things I’m enjoying even more now than in earlier life is the chance not only to have seen some of them, but to have the present luxury of THINKING about what I’ve seen. There’s a big difference between just being observant and reflective.
      Thanks for stopping by.


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