I find it's fairly easy to see beauty in the exotic--for example, this tropical passionflower. ( I mean, seriously, check out those details; it's so cool!). The newer it is, the easier it is to view with wonder.
But finding beauty in the "every day drudgery" is a more common struggle. It's really easy to put my brain on autopilot, and see only the same trees, houses, people, and problems pass by day after day. And grow weary of it. .
The best I can do--in spite of my constant quest to become "the expert" at whatever I do-- is to remember: I am a beginner. In the greater context of the world, I am and always will be a beginner, which serves me well to recall when I am feeling jaded or hardened by the same old problems.
There's still a lot of beauty to uncover in life around me, and even though my first inclination would be to zoom in on unique and fascinating plants, I am doing my best to redirect my attention to the people in my life. .
Who knows what kind of passionflowers I will discover right in front of me?s
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Former President Barack Obama staunchly defended democratic participation in an international appearance Tuesday, arguing that if citizens want certain policies implemented, they need to go to the polls.
"People have a tendency to blame politicians when things don't work, but as I always tell people, 'You get the politicians you deserve,'" the Obama said at the Seeds&Chips Global Food Innovation Summit in Milan. "And if you don't vote, you don't participate, and you don't pay attention, you will get policies that don't reflect your interest." Read more on TIME.com.
Video source: CNN Newsource.
We loved the Ordinary People Change the World book about Jane Goodall's life, so we checked out Me...Jane by Patrick McDonnell. This one was recognized as a Caldecott Honor book in 2012.s