Friday, October 29, 2010

this is Sam. he's pretty smart.

this is my husbands best friend. they've know each other since, well, since bikes sported banana seats and ape hanger handle bars. 
we boat together on lake winnebago. a lot. 
on one of our outings Sam taught me something that has really stuck with me.

it's about beauty.

we were having dinner one night, sitting outside on the restaurant's patio, and this happened. this beautiful sunset. it was beyond beautiful. it was consumingly awesome. it was breathtaking.

and Sam says: it really doesn't matter where you are in the world. you don't have to be on an expensive vacation in the tropics, or someplace wild and exotic, to see something so beautiful. you just have to pay attention to what is right in front of you.

this sunset was one of the most incredible sights i have ever seen. anywhere. and it happened in a place that we consider our 'backyard'.

he was also talking about sitting there with our families, the kids all jabbering and laughing, us talking about Lord knows what, the delicious food we were waiting for....all of it. it was right in front of us. and it was fantastic.

it.   IS.   all.   right.   in.   front.   of.   us.

just look.

thanks Sam.


  1. Wow ... wow .. the pictures, the topic, the truth, the thought .. wow

  2. that Sam is a really bright guy!