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?