Sunday, January 27, 2013

The Beauty Around Us

Have you ever stopped to notice a water drop? Such a small thing, yet if we took the time to observe one, we might marvel at all the things happening. In one water drop there are forces of cohesion and adhesion at play - water molecules attracted to water molecules, and water molecules attracted to other molecules. This creates surface tension, which allows a water drop to maintain a spherical form and "roll" across a surface.

Water drops also create beautiful reflections of the larger world around it, but we rarely notice them. Why? Are they too small for our attention? Are we too busy with "important" matters of life - work, activities, errands, and a never-ending to-do list?

I don't want to miss the little things in life. I don't want to be so overwhelmed with the tasks of each day that I miss the beauty that is all around me.

(Photo courtesy of Steve Wall)

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