Breathtaking – what a great word! It’s the best word I can think of when I drive up the road toward my home, set into the side of a beautiful mountain in Utah. The weather is amazing, the trees are green, the flowers are blooming and all I can think is…breathtaking!
We don’t take enough time out of each day to just appreciate the beauty of the world around us. There is beauty to be found no matter where you live. I have traveled to far parts of this world, like India and Africa, and Italy, and Israel and many more amazing places and no matter where I have gone I have always found things of beauty to behold. Sometimes it’s the surroundings, sometimes it’s the people, sometimes it’s the darling little children with their huge smiles, and sometimes it’s the history and the majesty of a place and the significant events that have taken place there. Regardless of what makes it beautiful, there is always a beauty to behold – if we are willing to take the time to see it.
Sometimes we need to force ourselves to slow down for just a moment to notice it. I am probably one of the people who needs to take that advice the most. I go a million miles an hour most days and when I do that I tend to miss the amazing beauty around me. And although I am glad that I am focused on accomplishing goals in my life I think I am going to set one more goal for myself that will be to take at least ten minutes every day to simply stop and appreciate the beauty that surrounds me. No matter where I am, no matter what surrounds me in the moment, I am going to set that goal to stop at least once each day and notice and appreciate how breathtaking this world we live in can be.
Have an inspiring day and may you notice the beauty that takes your breath away around you today!