I took this photo in spring 2017 while I strolled along my town’s riverfront. I remember the songbirds high in the branches of the oak trees behind me. The beauty of their songs filled that late evening moment just before nightfall.
Beauty of a moment.
Looking back at this photo, I feel happiness deep in my soul.
I would rather spend my time strolling along the riverfront, listening to birdsongs, and marveling at the beauty of this life than waste my life’s precious moments glued to a computer screen and worrying about what else could possibly go wrong in this world.
Sure, social media has its advantages in that it does connect people and it does give us the opportunity be more aware of the world around us.
But, I never want to take for granted and miss the beauty of an evening stroll along the riverfront.
Lately, I have seen an increased in people staring into the screens of their I-phones while walking along without any concern about the beauty of nature around them.
Lately, I have seen people in groups, not talking, but staring into the screens of their I-phones while sitting together.
What is this about?
I say put the I-phones away for at least a few hours and actually look at the beauty of nature that surrounds you.
I say actually talk to those around you, rather than stare into a computer screen.
Stop and look at the beauty of a sunset.
And be thankful that you have been blessed with this beautiful, beautiful world.
Jenny W. Andrews copyright 2020