The Wonder of Living

Have you ever had a bad day? I realize that sounds totally ridiculous (I mean, who hasn’t had a bad day!?!). But there are times when a day gets so “bad” that we overlook the beauty in life. And I think that’s sad. Because even though as youths, we kind of feel like we’re immortal, our lives are actually very short. So when we miss a chance to enjoy the beauty that surrounds us, the beauty of God’s creation, it’s sad. The good news is that we can start seeing the wonder of living: Right here, right now.

Take a look out your window. Now, I have no idea what your view is, and you may think that it isn’t a good view at all. But I think that, no matter the scene outside your window, there is some beauty in it. Take the sky, for example. No matter where you are, if you can look outside (or be outside), you can see the sky. In the morning, the rosy sun peeking over the horizon. Warm rays bringing light to everything at noon. The fading glory at sunset, as purple, gold, and orange colors fill the sky. The countless, glittering stars at night, and the moon illuminating the dark night. There are so many things that we take for granted. Can you imagine life without the life-bring warmth of the sun, the gentle light of the moon, the serene beauty of the stars?

I realize that I am getting a little poetic in this post. And I’m sorry if that bothers you, but I’m trying to get a point across: Try thinking like that. I think that one of the greatest gifts God has given us is our senses. Imagine not being able to see, smell, taste, feel, or hear anything. It seems to me that if we went a day without our senses, we would appreciate them so much more when we got them back. We would see the beauty that exists in the world around us, even if we were blind to it before.

Thanks for taking the time to sift through my jumble of thoughts; now get out there and enjoy the wonder of living!

TTT

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