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Something for nothing


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We all marvel at beauty and so seeking it at various times when we have the chance and the inclination. Unfortunately we don’t see that we have those chances much more than we think we do. Beauty and marvels are all around us all the time; we generally don’t take the time to look up from what we consider immensely important things to glance around and recognize what is right in front of us. It only takes a minute, or just a few seconds from our important tasks to appreciate a rainbow or a flower or to catch a fragment of a song and these things can give our overworked senses and our brains a quick break. With these mini-breaks we can disengage with the effort we’re putting and be refreshed, more competent, and be able to move forward with more energy than before our glimpse of beauty or our wonder at something completely unexpected. The universe offers so much up to us that we fail to appreciate or even notice; it’s a shame that we don’t appreciate these gifts, these gifts that can encourage us to see the beauty in ourselves and the wonders that we can achieve. Shouldn’t we take the time for such brief breaks from our routines?


Author: EllenphanPhotos

I've been struck many times by the thoughts that run through my head when I'm outdoors and contemplating nothing in particular. The thoughts can be profound or silly, sad or joyful, relevant or not. But they're always there. And with just a bit of concentration they can lead to the most astonishing places and on the most convoluted trails. Exploring those vagaries and jigs and jogs is fun. I'm attempting to find more of these trails to see if they lead anywhere or nowhere, because even nowhere is somewhere. The bits and pieces of the outdoors help to make the indoors survivable. Photos help bring the outdoors in and remind me of many of the thoughts I had while still outside, a very valuable tool they are, too.

5 thoughts on “Something for nothing

  1. Well said, I totally agree.

  2. Hi, i did my like from my phone and it was difficult to write, but I wanted to.
    What a great post!!! truly. I’m totally agree, moreover, most of the people keep looking for something that they will never going to find and they believe in things that are so far from what actually it is the true. Just a simple walk, an act of nature’s appreciation, will change your day! A respect for all those beautiful and amazing gifts from nature are the gold in our lives.
    Thanks for all your posts !!!

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