Wednesday, July 9, 2008

IT'S ALL HOW YOU LOOK AT THINGS

We all know those people that seem to always be happy. They find joy in everything they see and do.

I want to be more like them. Finding the beauty in every day objects. How about you?

Let's go see what I'm talking about.

So what do you see in this picture? Do you look at this picture and say to yourself "Looks like a pile of old rocks to me"? Or do you say "Wow! Look at that. A little gift from Heaven. God's way of saying he loves me!"

Now if you are like me, you would think the 2nd reaction was strange. Until you take another look and you see this:
Now what do you see? Do you still see just rocks or do you see hearts? Yes, I promise, these are the same rocks in the picuture above. I think I get it now. It's all how you look at things!

Have a great day and enjoy all the beauty life has to offer.

Hugs,
Joanne


20 comments:

Darlene said...

Thanks for sharing that....I am one of those that has to work at seeing things in such a positive light. My daughter helps me tremendously in that respect cause everything is beautiful and wonderful to my 9 year old. I am always working on that glass half full thing........

Jan & Tom's Place said...

Hi Joanne,

When I saw the first picture, I marveled at the doily...then thought of the little rock garden my husband and I have, that is filled with pretty little flowers and rocks from our "special" vacation/honeymoon location in Door County, WI!! A GREAT MEMORY!!

This morning, one of my friends was posting on the Come To Jesus post and while there was a Title to the post, there was NO body to the post. I thought, WOW!!! A perfect way to get the point across that we need our QUIET TIME with the Lord every day! (Later, she filled the body of her post and never mentioned it!)

~Blessings,
Jan

Katy Lin :) said...

i love this! thank you for the reminder :)

Mo..."Mo's Cottage" said...

Wow! That's amazing. Sure makes one stop and think. What a great post. Loved the pictures.
Hugs,
Mo :-)

Renee Edington said...

Oh, how pretty!! Thanks for that, I needed to smile today!!

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Great post! There is beauty all around us if we look for it!

emily said...

I just love the heart rocks!! When I'm by rock, I always look for hearts. My Mom has a great one she found. Thanks for sharing them!
emily

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

So very sweet! Isn't it amazing all the beauty God surrounds us with, and sometimes we just have to remember to LOOK.
Thanks for sharing.
:)

Debbie Kay said...

Joanne:

You are my daily dose of happiness. I just love your blog and seeing God's beauty through your eyes.

Love ya & look forward to our "bargain shopping spree" next month....

Debbie Kay

Elizabeth said...

I found your blog through the Christmas in July page at a Lovely Thing. I am planning a giveaway also, I just need to take my pictures.
I really love this post about the rocks. When I saw the first picture, I noticed the beautiful embroidered hankie that they were sitting on and thought you were going for a soft vs. rough texture photo. I love that they are all heart shaped by nature; have you been collecting them for a long time?

Flower said...

Hi Joanne, I will gather the recipes and all the information about making seedless jelly. It's not hard, it just takes one or two more steps. We make freezer jam out of the raspberries and strawberries. It tastes fresher and again, it's easy! :) Do you have a freezer?
The rocks are great!! I see the hearts!!

The Summer Kitchen Interiors said...

Beautiful pictures Joanne! Lovely reminder to look at God's handiwork!

Karla & Karrie

Diana Lyn said...

How Fun is that!!! I recieved my package today! WOW! Thank you so much! Tht made me feel SO special and on the Anniversary of my 7 year survival! Thanks Hun, it was so beautifully wrapped. I will blog about it on Friday as I am headed out of town early a.m., Big Hugs and thanks so Much! Your friend ~Diana Lyn

My Crafty Little Page said...

So true...and I need to be reminded of that sometimes. Thanks! Heart you! Nancy

The Sparrow's Heart said...

Wonderful post! I love the heart shaped rocks. I love it that you see the beauty in life. I try to see beauty in everything around me too...
Joanne, I have another site that is more of a private journal if you would like to read it.
It is the Sparrow's Heart
Sending you love, Nita

Angie said...

beautiful post! when i was little, i had 2 little rocks that looked like hearts. i used to store them in my jewelry box with all my other prized possessions. thanks for reminding me of that!

~Angie

Susan said...

Hi Joanne,
I'm planning on going to Debra's Cottage on Saturday. I have a mermaid to pick up and they're having a special sale. I want to go when they open at 10:00.

I love you heart post. I had a heart rock I found at the beach and I carried it around for a long time. I finally lost it somewhere on the playground while I was watching my students. I used to teach. I always hoped someone would find it and feel like God gave it to them just like I did. Every time I am where there are rocks I too lock for a heart.

Helz said...

Beautiful Way of looking @ Life...

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Joanne!
This is such a perfect post! And absolutely 100% true!! Life is how you look at things! I keep telling my brother that. One of these days it may sink in. I am glad to be alive everyday I wake up! And every trial has a blessing at the end of it and a lesson in the midst of it that we need to learn. Thanks! I know you view things like I do Joanne. You are such a great friend girl!!
big hugs! Sherry

Melissa Lester said...

What lovely photos to go along with beautiful thoughts!