Is beauty in the eye of the beholder? I had a professional photographer tell me once that when it comes to photography, beauty is in the eye of the artist. So what may be beautiful to me, may not be to you. But beauty goes way beyond what we see with our eyes doesn't it?
More than catching the eyes, beauty captures the heart. Those people or things in our lives that cause us to take a deeper look, catch our breath, or walk a second mile are the beautiful things.
Since I caught the photography bug, my life has changed. It's not just the way I spend my time, it's the way I see life. I see moments now that I would have previously missed. I see life through the lens, and as a result my idea of what is beautiful has broadened significantly. I praise God a lot more, and I praise him in the storms. This blog started as a way for me to be more deliberate about life, and to slow down enough to not just see the roses, or even to just stop and smell them, but to take it a step further and clip a few stems, create a bouquet, and use them to brighten up a room or a face. I'm learning to do that.
Something beautiful becomes exquisite when we give it away. It's similar to lighting someone else's candle with your own. The light grows when we do that. Beauty is measured by the moments that make my life stand still, and yet move me to bless another's.
I'm sharing at Five Minute Friday where we write for five minutes flat. Today's theme is BEAUTY.
I'm also sharing at Camera Critters.
P.S. Laughter is beautiful isn't it? Can you be around it without being enriched? Pass it on. Laughter is contageous, and it's beautiful.