7.21.2010

Can you see the happy?

Part of what I have learned (so far) on my journey to find happiness is that you have to open your eyes.  I mean really open them.

You have to pay attention to small things.

You have to realize that you are surrounded by things that are so marvelous... but until you really see them you can't enjoy them.

This is one of those examples.

Can you see it?

Take a closer look.

If it still just looks like a bunch of trees then maybe I need to take you closer.

How about now?

Do you see how it seems these two trees are holding hands? 

I think it's the first time I had seen something like this.  And guess what?  These are two trees my backyard. 

Then I looked a bit closer yet.  I bet I am close enough now that you can start to make out an eye on the left tree. 

Let you imagination go a bit... doesn't it look like a certain safari animal?

Cute little eye.

Wrinkly trunk.

Yup, an elephant!

Me smiling ear to ear trying to decide if I should name him Babar or something more modern like Jeffrey.

Here is a closer look at the eye.

It tickles me silly to find out how incredible the world around me can be!

Farewell Babar.  I'll bring you a peanut or two by if I remember! (ha!)

What amazing things have you walked by a million times and are only seeing now that you are really using your eyes?

3 comments:

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! Absolutely ... I totally see it. However, it is so interesting to know and kind a bothering that some people don't see it ... paying attention to small things and finding happiness on the least you expect. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Cynthia said...

you are spot on i do see the elephant and its super cute :)

Mmm said...

Whoa it so is! Hee. I love it. Your little Barbar tree. too too cute. makes me smile too, Christine.

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