Posts Tagged ‘beauty’

The Morning Sky

March 3, 2008

The Crescent Moon and Jupiter

This morning, as I left for work, this is what greeted me in the eastern sky.

Last night, I read a blog with 10 tips for being a super skygazer.  The #1 tip–look up.  It stated that most of us go through life looking straight ahead.  To enjoy the stars, we need to look up.  A very simple idea.  If we want to see something, sometimes we need to look for it.

If we want to see the good in life, or see happiness, or appreciate beauty, we need to alter our gaze and just look for it.  That means turning away for the TV news with its seemingly endless streak of bad news and look for the good and the kind and the beautiful that is around us, but often hidden, just because we aren’t looking for it.

Seeing and Comprehending the Beauties of Life

January 15, 2008

“To see is one of God’s great gifts to man and to comprehend what we see is doubly so. Furthermore, He has endowed some people with the qualities to see the beauties of life and nature much more than others and they have the greatest gift of all.” Waite Phillips

Let’s work on developing the gift of sight that God has given us. Here is unappreciated beauty all around us. Let make an efforts to see and to appreciate it. To do so will give us a fuller life.

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Waite Phillips was one of the founders of Phillip Petroleum. Believing in the importance of sharing his wealth with people outside his family, he donated more than 127,000 acres of his northern New Mexico ranch to the Boy Scouts of America. To help with the operational expenses, he also created an endowment that included his 23-story office building in Tulsa, Oklahoma.


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