Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy !

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I am aware of the fact that too many people fail to see the real beauty in their immediate world. There is beauty around us every moment of every day. We just need to take time to see and appreciate it. One of the best ways is through the eye of a camera! Try it. Take you camera and look at your own world. The world that is right around you. Inside or out, beauty is every where. Seeing and appreciating it will make things much better in this difficult world we find ourselves living in.

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Earl’s Shed

Earl is gone now. His place is empty and we mow the yard and let out poultry graze there so the place does not look unused and abandoned.  His daughters are in Florida.  Earl was the first person we met when we came to look at the house in 2003.  We went into his shop to introduce ourselves as prospective neighbors and to ask if he knew where the property line was and was he happy with it.

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Earl’s Shop

Earl was feeding peanuts to a chipmunk that day we first met.  He walked us out and showed us the survey stakes. He was happy with them so we were too. Earl was a good man. Earl was a good neighbor. His shop was here before we bought our home. We bought our home knowing that Earl ran his shop and the yard filled up in the non-winter seasons.  We planted a “wind break”. We defended Earl’s right to do as he wished with his property. Earl was a good neighbor.  We miss him.

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The perception of beauty is a moral test. – Henry David Thoreau

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Let me share some of the beauty that Abigail and I see every day that we walk. Hopefully it will encourage you see see that beauty that is around you all the time.

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Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything beautiful, for beauty is God’s handwriting. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect. Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways, and they’re still beautiful. – Alice Walker

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Beauty is not caused. It is.Emily Dickenson

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Nature is painting for us, day after day, pictures of infinite beauty if only we have the eyes to see them. – John Ruskin

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I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see. The longer I live, the more my mind dwells upon the beauty and the wonder of the world. – John Burroughs

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Beauty in distress is much the most affecting beauty.Edmund Burke

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Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.Confucius

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Our task must be to free ourselves… by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty. – Albert Einstein

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Beauty is life when life unveils her holy face.Kahlil Gibran

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Beauty is the experience that gives us a sense of joy and a sense of peace simultaneously.Rollo May

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Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul. – John Muir

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A thing of beauty is a joy forever.John Keats

The beauty around me is endless – Take time to see the beauty around you.

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7 Responses to Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy !

  1. Susan Shipsey March 13, 2013 at 10:28 pm #

    I support and appreciate this post. I am beginning to feel that if I do not hold tightly to beauty, I could be swept away by the growing cynicism and disrespect that wants to replace it. Thank you for the inspiration!!

    • James Trundy Verrill March 15, 2013 at 9:11 am #

      I think you do a pretty good job, Susan, at seeing beauty and good. We all need wake-up reminders from each other periodically! We are human:) living in an increasingly difficult world.

  2. Walter Jeffries March 14, 2013 at 4:26 pm #

    Your house, in the header, looks almost identical to my parent’s house. Spacious and classic.

    • James Trundy Verrill March 15, 2013 at 9:09 am #

      We love the classic style – 1840 on the very edge of a small Vermont village. Lots of plans if we live long enough:) and fortunately we acquired most of the materials we need back when there were two incomes. Love it in its current disarray!!! So happy whether or not the renovations ever get done

  3. Mary Carmen March 15, 2013 at 6:34 am #

    Once again you inspire me to appreciate what is around you. Great way to start my day off today. Will take Frankie and my camera and just walk and take it all in! Love your spirit! Thank-you!

  4. James Trundy Verrill March 15, 2013 at 9:10 am #

    You will be surprised Mary at how differently you see.

  5. tom April 3, 2013 at 10:36 am #

    good ‘un!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

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