Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Seeing Beauty

Seeing the Beauty and Goodness in Front of Us
by Henri Nouwen

We don't have to go far to find the treasure we are seeking. There is beauty and goodness right where we are.

Chattahoochee River, Georgia

Sunset in Auburn, Alabama

Sculpture of my cousin, Corinne
(My favorite sculpture in the world)

And only when we can see the beauty and goodness that are close by can we recognize beauty and goodness on our travels far and wide.

The School of Athens by Raphael in the Vatican

Pietra by Michelangelo in St. Peter's Basilica

The Roman Forum

There are trees and flowers to enjoy, paintings and sculptures to admire; most of all there are people who smile, play, and show kindness and gentleness. They are all around us, to be recognized as free gifts to receive in gratitude.

My wonderful family

My YoungLife team

Mary Hester, me, Meaghan, Jessica in Cinque Terre, Italy

"Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything beautiful, for beauty is God's handwriting." -Ralph Waldo Emerson

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