I finally did it. I transferred my pictures from my phone to my computer. I don’t do it as often as I should. As I was watching them sync, I was struck by how many beautiful places we’ve been over the past year.
The best part is simply being reminded of how much beauty there is in this world. It’s easy to focus on the ugliness, because there is plenty, but sometimes I am awestruck by what beautiful things exist in God’s creation. I figure Thanksgiving is a great time to ponder that. Finding beauty in nature can be a religious experience.
To share the beauty, I decided to post a bunch of pictures I took this past year. Now, mind you, I am not a photographer by any stretch, like a Mike Henneke. I am just a guy with a cellphone that likes to take shots of what impresses me – so don’t judge me too harshly – no filters, no editing, just as I saw it.
The point I want to make is that there is, indeed, beauty all around – if we choose to notice it when it is right in front of our eyes, or to search for it when it isn’t so obvious.
I am guessing that many of you feel the same way. I also am guessing that a lot of you took some gorgeous photos of God’s handiwork this past year. If you did, I would LOVE you to share them on my Facebook page, or my personal timeline.
If anything, I think it would be good for Facebook to be inundated with beautiful things, if only for a day. Please join me.
But first, a musical interlude…
And now some pics…
“And he who receiveth all things with thankfulness will be made glorious; and the things of this earth shall be added unto him, even an hundredfold, yea, more.” (D&C78:19)
It truly is a beautiful world.