"There are so many wonders in this world. However, sometimes when we have them constantly before our eyes, we take them for granted. We look, but we don’t really see; we hear, but we don’t really listen." -Gérald Caussé
As Christ told his apostles:
"Blessed are the eyes which see the things that ye see:
For I tell you, that many prophets and kings have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them."
(The New Testament, Luke 10:23-24)
Are we taking the time to appreciate the little things that we see and experience everyday? These things can seem insignificant and mundane in the landscape of our everyday lives. But we can't fall into this trap!
We read what happened to a group of people in the Book of Mormon when they started to take these wonders for granted:
"And it came to pass that thus passed away the ninety and fifth year also, and the people began to forget those signs and wonders which they had heard, and began to be less and less astonished at a sign or a wonder from heaven, insomuch that they began to be hard in their hearts, and blind in their minds, and began to disbelieve all which they had heard and seen--"
(The Book of Mormon, 3 Nephi 2:1)
It's the little things that are truly of most value. As I think back, the things that I remember most fondly are the family dinners, the trying to sneak another Sprite on New Years Eve, going Wii fishing or real fishing with my Pops, learning how to crochet with my mom....
This week, Sister Whicker and I have really focused on finding joy in the little things, and let me tell ya, we have had an AWESOME week. :)
The writer Marcel Proust said, “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes."
May we appreciate all the little joys that life has to offer.
Ps. If you wanna read more on this topic, check out:
Is It Still Wonderful to You? By Bishop Gérald Caussé