Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Pause for a Moment of Beauty

How many times each day to you simply pause and give thanks to God for the absolutely stunning beauty that surrounds you? It may be the smile of your child, the dew on your favorite roses, or the way the sun sets over the horizon in your backyard that prompts these simple "Thanks God!" moments. One of the biggest things I learned from my Daddy is to stop when these types of things occur and to audibly utter a prayer of gratitude. On a good day, I may thank God a dozen times - hope He's not getting sick of me!

Now I'm guaranteed to have at least one "Thank you, God!" moment per day thanks to the handiwork of my dear cyber-friend Patrice Fagnant-MacArthur. Patrice has recently launched Moment of Beauty, a blog dedicated to showing "at least one moment of beauty each day". At the blog, Patrice shares photos that encourage us to take time to appreciate the beauty that surrounds us. Showing her own beautiful spirit as well, Patrice has committed to donate half of the funds earned through the site each month to charitable organizations.

Please take time now to head over to Moment of Beauty and subscribe to the RSS feed for your daily dose of beauty. Patrice also welcomes your submission of beautiful photos to momentofbeauty@comcast.net.