One of the first things I would train in Sales was seeing beauty. I always say, if you can’t find beauty, something positive in the world and people around you, don’t go into sales.
This past January, I was in Las Vegas for a trade show. I posted the Red Rock reflection in the Red Rock Hotel on a personal social media account to share the beauty. It was not my hotel but the hotel where the trade show was being held. As I walked down the hall, I couldn’t help but notice the mountains reflecting on the hotel windows.
The feeling I had from seeing the reflection of the mountains was total peace and happiness. I wanted to take a seat and just gaze for the rest of the day.
It doesn’t take much to realize that reflection was a part of the design plan. If I hadn’t glanced over in that second, would I have seen it?
But, unfortunately, we get so caught up in life that sometimes we slide backward and forget to take it all in. Or we have become so conditioned to think negatively, and we can no longer see the positive—the Beautiful.
I have to slap myself quite often and remind myself how amazing this life can be despite efforts to make us believe otherwise. Never before in the history of this country have we had so much. And so much to be thankful to have.
I remember being lucky if I had a couple of pairs of shoes a year—very few pieces of clothing and nothing that matched. Today, we have more material things and opportunities to make something of ourselves, start our own business, learn a new trade or profession. The library is still free for research.
The last time I checked, there were still people coming to this country seeking refuge and for an opportunity—all with unique stories of political struggle and war in their homelands.
We have so much in this country we have to create our problems. Be careful with creating issues that don’t exist; they soon may.
Close the computer, the cell phone, social media, media commentary, and Look for the Beautiful. I searched for the song below and found this young man; this is the song that came to me as I gazed at the reflection of the Red Rock.
“Look for the beautiful, look for the true, sunshine, and shadow are all around you”
The Back Story
I don’t know who this young man is, but he has talent. https://www.gigsalad.com/joel_burford_music_wichita
I asked my resident information guy, Andy, to see how many people are trying to get into (immigrate) Venezuela, Cuba, China, and or Russia. Also, how many women are trying to enter Middle Eastern Countries?
I wanted to write this week about a woman I knew when I was a teenager who shared her story of what she experienced as a young woman in Ukraine. Complete and utter horror. I will share this story next week.
But, first, make sure you watch Kitty Werthman’s video below; it is only 30 minutes long. Then tell me if you ever heard her story or a similar story before?
Regardless of your Politics, Listen to her points, her Experience. She lived Socialism, turned Communism, turned Nazism. Can you speak first hand about this type of experience?
Before Hilter began killing Jews, I often wonder what “freedoms” were taken away from the people? A timeline; first, this was taken away, then this was changed, removed, and when was it done before in history?
If we know history, would we recognize the enemy?
Ask your children if they can name a Concentration Camp, and or do they recognize the tattoo image below? Are children being taught history? How to avoid another holocaust?
How do you demonize a group of people so that when you take their lives, you feel nothing?
What is Discernment? The Ability to See the Truth.
It is a Gift. Pray for it.
Kitty Werthman Speech 2010 – How a Democracy beset by creeping Socialism became NAZI Germany
If you ever have a chance to see Norman Lear’s episode on Finding Your Roots, it is worthwhile. Especially, the part when the Jewish leaders in a small Russian town went to the local Sheriff asking for protection.
What to Write About? Writing Prompts
- Tell a story about the day you saw something or someone beautiful in your sight all along, and you missed it.
- A memory, a picture in your mind, embedded for the rest of your life.
- A feeling you get when you drive down a road, walk down a path
- A story that will never leave your mind