We all need beauty to thrive …

The beauty of a flower

We really do need beauty in our lives. Recently a well know and successful composer was interviewed about how he felt about events taking place around the world today. And how his country (not the U.S.A. although he spent quite a few years here) and the planet and its people might be improved upon.

His answer: We lack beauty today. He was referring first to architecture and then later on music and other things, where so much is commercialized or produced for a monetary value that beauty can become artificial, secondary or not there at all. I thought about this and decided he might have a point.

We do need beauty to thrive:


The beauty of nature


The beauty created by the human hand


The beauty of a sleeping child


The beauty of a well sung song


The beauty of a well spoken/written word


The beauty of a deed


The beauty of movement


The beauty you view or create


Each of us without exception, whatever our perceived shortcomings and real handicaps being dealt with daily have the ability to notice and produce beauty in the moment. This is true. Always.

Take the time to not only smell the rose, but also to view it from a perspective of beauty, your soul will thank you!

Thank’s for your visit, may your upcoming weekend flow with beauty and joy!

~ Penny

30 thoughts on “We all need beauty to thrive …

  1. AnElephantCant help once again wondering
    As he takes your advice to smell the sweet flower
    He may be quite wrong
    You say well sung song
    Did Penny hear AnElephant’s serenade in the shower?

  2. Everyone should stop and smell the roses. There is such an amazing world around us. That is one of the reasons I take some of the photos that I do: I take them to show others the world that they do not take the time to stop and see.

  3. Beautuful pictures and words.

    Quoting Audrey Hepburn “For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.”

    Thanks and have a lovely day πŸ™‚

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