Friday, December 3, 2010

Open Your Eyes!

"Love lives in everything -
Little or big.
Open your eyes."

--Unknown, from the guest book in the ladies' room at Thrive Cafe

Every time I go to Thrive I make sure to include a trip to the ladies' room to read their guest book. I always find something worthwhile written there. 

On my most recent visit, it included this little gem of a reminder. I feel like it's like a love poem from The Universe to all of us. 

And I believe it has worked on me in the days since I read it. 

A couple of weeks ago I was walking home from dropping the kids off at school, texting and emailing as I went, when I suddenly looked up and saw the beauty all around me - the pure blue sky, the dark green foliage, the fresh clean air - and I realized I was missing all of it. 

I couldn't remember the last time I had made that walk without my head in my iPhone and that struck me as a little bit sad.

So I decided to try and "just walk" for the rest of the year, whenever I was walking. 

I did well for about a week and then the pull of old habits sucked me back in, so far that I didn't even realize it until I sat down to write today, found this quote, and remembered that I was supposed to be opening my eyes. 

So today I recommit myself to that and ask you to join me. What beauty - what love - in your life are you missing? Open your eyes to it!


  1. Have visited you for the first time via Clare's 3BT blog. What a brilliant blog. You are now on my favourites list and I am looking forward to meandering through the archives. Have a very happy Christmas. Love Penny L in Dorset England

  2. Thank you, this quote is beautiful and your post a perfect reminder of a similar experience I had this week - I also posted about the moment I looked up and saw the beauty that was slipping by around me.

  3. Thanks for reading Penny and Becoming Human! Will look forward to hearing more from both of you. Happy Holidays and lots of joy and beautiful things to you both!