by Sandra Elzie
The other day a friend sent me a YouTube that I just had to share….but also, I wanted to share my thoughts about what you’ll see when you click on the link below. You see, we stay so busy….doing necessary tasks and maybe some not-so-necessary pastimes, that we lose focus of all the beauty that’s around us. You don’t agree? Well, consider this……..
If someone asked you what color a tree is, you’d say, “green”, right? Well, take a close look at a grouping of trees and you’ll see that there are so many shades of green represented that you’d have a difficult time counting them all. How about the different colored birds? Or the shades of blue in the sky? Okay, so you have the idea now. So, let’s move on to all the different insects and animals in the world. Think feline……all the different kinds of cats…large and small, solid colors and stripes, some with long tails and some without a tail to speak of. I was going to mention all the different kinds of snakes, but then I have something in common with Harrison Ford……I HATE SNAKES!!!!! We’ll just skip them, if it’s all the same to you.
But we have five senses, so lets put them all to good use. I also find it interesting that each type of flower has a different fragrance. They say variety is the spice of life and we have a world with more variety than we can handle….as long as you have your eyes open and are taking in what is around you. Oh! And each fruit has a unique taste and texture. Why? Maybe God knew His creation…us….would be easily bored, so He tried to help us out a bit. Let’s see, sight, smell, taste, feel…….oh yes, sound! Ever wondered why owls hoot instead of chirp? Why dogs bark instead of meowing? Why cows moo instead of braying like a donkey? Or why a donkey brays and a horse whinnies? Hummmmmm, interesting to think about.
Have you ever camped near a lake and rose early to take in a sunrise? Or made it a point to be outside & watch a sunset? I’ve seen a few that reminded me of the top-ten reasons why I wish I had a talent for painting or for photography. Alas, God only gave me the ability to string words together and I have to leave painting or composing music…or even playing music…to those who have that talent.
Have you ever felt bored? I suggest you take a drive in the countryside….and with your mind’s eyes wide open, take in the beauty that surrounds you. Don’t be in a hurry! Slow down and “smell the roses.”
Hope you enjoy the video.