Sometimes the beauty is overwhelming. Occasionally, my breath catches and I have to remind myself to breathe. Sometimes I come across something that is at the end of its life, yet it reminds me how much I have to live for and the intense, exquisite beauty that is before me each and every day. It’s times like this that I feel His presence. Whatever your beliefs, take advantage of all that is around you. Open your eyes, step away from the electronics, and experience all the glorious things by which you are surrounded.

Breathe in deeply, open your eyes, and be thankful.