I was recently designing some backgrounds to use in multimedia presentations. A friend of ours was close by and watching. He said "Once you have seen one or two sunsets, you have seen them all. There isn't any point in capturing a photo of a sunset more than twice." I looked at him, eyebrows raised, and said "You obviously don't watch sunsets! Each sunset is different, a new Masterpiece from our Creator." He laughed and said he obviously didn't look at the world like I did. I joked back and said obviously not, maybe you should begin! We laughed over it, but there is a lot of truth in examining how we see the world.
A few weeks ago, I was so busy, I didn't stop to see the cloud formations, the birds, the sunsets, or anything but work. I was grumpy. I realized I needed to grab my camera and go capture some creation. I took an hour. That hour deeply refreshed my soul. I slowed down, took in the beauty of a lake, the mountains, geese, old barns, and I took time to breathe. I needed that time.
Back to my sunset discussion. Each sunset is unique. Beautiful. Breathtaking.
Do you stop long enough to notice? Do you put down your phone long enough to see it?
Take time to see the beauty. Take time to breathe it in. Each moment of beauty, each sunset, is a gift.