The Beauty In The World Around Us

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Rushing to a meeting on Friday, I went out of the front door, and while locking it, I felt that some insect sat on my neck. I whisked it off, but it quickly came back. So, I did it again, and it came back again… I thought: “What a persistent insect!”, then looked up a bit, and saw that a piece of hay that my wife used in a wreath which hangs on our door, was bent off the wreath, and was it that was tickling my neck. Nervously trying to fix it (to get this done quickly, and rush on to the my important meeting), I noticed something that made me just stop and get goosebumps on my skin (I’m not kidding you). Right on top of our front door wreath some tiny birds made a nest — a beautiful little nest in which they laid eggs!!

Here’s the picture:

At that moment I was once again reminded that day after day, in the rush of our busy life, we often simply miss the beauty in the world around us! The wonder in my daughter’s eyes when she sees a new butterfly, a squirrel, a Cardinal bird (one was singing on our deck just this morning), or some other creature of flower I often simply miss, is what I have to learn from! The famous American educator and poet, who was born just 80 miles away from where I now live, Edward Merrill Root wrote: “We need a renaissance of wonder. We need to renew, in our hearts and in our souls, the deathless dream, the eternal poetry, the perennial sense that life is miracle and magic.” We really do. Businessmen or educators, scholars or manufacturers, marketers or anyone else, all of us do.

4 thoughts on “The Beauty In The World Around Us

  1. This is beautiful. One must not for get one’s essence and deep roots in beauty and nature.

    In the words of Eckhart Tolle:

    “We depend on nature not only for our physical survival. We also need nature to show us the way home, the way out of the prison of our own minds. We got lost in doing, thinking, remembering, anticipating – lost in a maze of complexity and a world of problems.”

    Great post Geno.

    Thanks for keeping us aware 🙂

  2. What a beautiful post. I love how you combine your work with observations like this.

    I had a similar experience with my daugter (who was 1 at the time). I was complaining (heavily) to my husband about my job and I was off on a tirade. Then my little girl comes up to me with her arms up and says “Mama” for the first time. That really made me stop and think about what I was doing and what was really important…and it definitely was not my job at that moment.

    Thanks for reminding me of my beautiful moment.

  3. Thank you, Ron. Beautiful quote by Eckhart Tolle!!

    Tracie, thank you for chiming in. Yes, family (especially, our children) puts so many things in perspective. However, we normally realize it only when something really good, or bad/sad happens.

    How old is your daughter now, Tracie? 🙂 Mine is growing toooo fast.

  4. I would agree with Tracy as to how you combine your posts about affiliate marketing and about life in general.

    Though I have no kids but I somehow feel very relaxed around them and for those brief moments the stress just disappears. Good luck to both you and Tracy and enjoy the precious moments 🙂

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