you ever watched the movie, “Awakenings”?
The movie tells the story of several people in a psychiatric hospital who
were in a catatonic state until one doctor found a medicine that brought them
out of that state temporarily during the summer of 1969.
Leonard is the first patient to awaken after his 30-year catatonia.
He discovers joy in practically everything.
He tells his doctor that he believes their purpose in this awakening is
to tell the world to enjoy the little things, and to take nothing for granted.
words really struck a chord in me while watching this movie.
How many people really do enjoy the little things?
There is beauty all around us that God placed here for our use, but also
for our enjoyment. I believe God
has created humans with a love for beauty inside each of us, as we have five
senses that appreciate good and lovely things.
Yet most of us are too busy or preoccupied to appreciate the beauty in
encourage you to slow down, notice the beauty surrounding you and enjoy it.
Read the Song of Solomon, as it tells of two people enjoying the beauty
of being in love. Take a look at
the beauty in your own home- the graceful cat who lounges at your feet as you
read this article, the smell of that yummy dinner you have in the oven, the soft
sounds of the birds chirping outside your window.
Do you have a spouse? Then
by all means, don’t leave him or her out of this!
Tell that man how handsome he is or how beautiful your wife’s new
hairstyle is! The same thing goes for your children, close friends, and
relatives- always reassure them of how special they are to you!
Don’t get into a pattern of taking people for granted either, as that
will make relationships miserable, and ultimately destroy them!
enjoy your new awakening to the beauty and wonder in this life!
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