Tuesday, March 13, 2012

hometown beauty

I finally got around to redecorating my office today at work.  I'll post photos soon, but for now, I want to share something sad that happened when someone walked into my office and saw this photo on the wall.

"Whoa! Beautiful! I wish I could be there!"she said. She believed it was a faraway, exotic land--somewhere she couldn't go, and certainly not somewhere in yucky old Mississippi. Why did this make me sad? Because I took this picture less than ten miles away from where this conversation was taking place. It's in our very own hometown. We live in this amazing exotic place everyday, and some of us miss it.

Please, please, don't miss out on the amazing creation God built for us. No matter where you live, go outside and wander around with a camera (or just your eyes). Leave behind your phone and your attitude. And I promise, you will find beauty.

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1 comment:

Ladybug Chats said...

Love, LOVE this post! As I get closer to moving home (first weekend in May!), I am struggling to find patience, motivation, and appreciation for my last weeks in "yucky" Mississippi. As my glorification of home continues, it is even more difficult to enjoy or at the least acknowledge what Mississippi offers... beautiful climate for colorful spring flowers, lush green landscape, and an atmosphere that doesn't dry out my skin ;) Thanks for reminding me to be mindful of the present, since it only lasts a moment!

Hope all is well in your world!