Saturday, March 03, 2012
When we think of beauty we only think of those things we can see, but what about the things we feel? A couple weeks ago I spent 3 days taking classes on how to prepare a training presentation, I wrote a blog about my experience being a volunteer which can be read at http://volunteer-databases.com/ , cooked dinner for my family and spent an afternoon with my daughter. While there is no visual beauty in all the activities I spent the week doing, it can still be viewed as something beautiful.
Being productive in something we choose to do for ourselves, for another human being or with others can be described as beauty. When we think of beauty some catch phrases may be, “the beauty within”, “what a beautiful gesture”. These phrases touch upon what is felt and not seen. We cannot see the beauty inside a person yet the beauty inside shines bright through their works, their actions and their words. A beautiful gesture while we may see the results is that something beautiful someone as done which comes from within.
If you sit back and think about something you have accomplished or something you have experienced, do you stop to contemplate the wonderful feeling you have inside? Can this not be described as something beautiful?
While I look for outward signs of beauty, and there is no doubt it surrounds us everywhere, the is one thing I feel for certain, the people with whom I am surrounded have found beauty, not only from what they can see, but what they express and feel. These are the people who find joy with everything they come into contact with. They can sometimes be a portal for another person as they show the beauty within to the outward beauty of our world, be it through the photos of a photographer, the paintings of a painter or the lush landscape of the landscaper and they unselfishly share the world through their eyes.
Remember my friend’s, it only takes feeling the warmth of the sun on your face, the embrace of a loved one or the gleeful look in someone’s eyes to feel the beauty you have within
Monday, November 15, 2010
Well today I started my new job and as many of my wonderful spark friends know this has been in the forefront of my mind for nearly a month now. As I began this journey to making a change in employment I went through quite a bit of stress and anxiety. I was scared to death leaving a job after 10 years to go into the corporate world again with a new company during a time when when so many people would give their right arm to work anywhere. I mean really I did have a very good paying job with medical benefits and a whole lot of freedom. But the question for me became at what price? The company I was working for was only 16 people strong and no respect for any of the women. The new company is 600 people, medical benefits, better pay and similar to the same freedoms. So what was there to be worried about? My son always said worries has no place in your life as it accomplishes nothing productive, yet as a financial person I am concerned (worried) about meeting my obligations and quite frankly change is not at the top of my happy list. But I did make the change and I pray it was the right choice. So far today after 9 hours and not 11 (yes I know its only day 1) I have no squeezing chest pains, I have no anxiety, I feel good, although a bit tired and am excited to go back again tomorrow. Funny thing is they want me to come back, even gave me a key to get into the building. The CFO, the Controller, Human Resources, IT and Owners were all excited to have me on board so maybe my son was so right in his assessment of worry. It accomplishes nothing so why bother with it? Out of the mouths of babes shall we learn a new path if only we listen. We may think we have a lot of the answers since we are the adults, but it is time to stop and listen to our young people as they have quite a few new tricks to teach some of us older dogs. It may take a few more lessons, but I am sure I will get it! So I dedicate this blog to my wonderful, insightful sometimes crazy son.
Thank You Justin, you may not see this blog, but I know in my heart you will see the gratitude I have for your love and support.
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