I love the ability to really zero in on what's beautiful- a large bloom, flower buds about to burst open, the sway of the Russian sage- and blur out the not so beautiful (like, say, the air conditioning unit in the background).
We were surprised, I think, because we don't focus on those things. We move through them and then let them just blur into the background with the neighbor's trashcan and the patches of dead grass.
buying our first Christmas tree
going for walks, arm in arm
planting bulbs in the yard
packing the car for a weekend trip
Thankful today that my mind, like my camera, is able to pick and choose what to focus on.
"Summing it all up, friends, I'd say you'll do best by filling your minds and meditating on things true, noble, reputable, authentic, compelling, gracious—the best, not the worst; the beautiful, not the ugly; things to praise, not things to curse."
Philipians 4:8 (The Message)