I went for a walk in the canyon today, and the view was too lovely not to share.
The colors are breathtaking this time of year. No matter how many photos I snapped, I could just not quite do justice to the real thing…
…Not that it stopped me from trying.
And I got to thinking about my favorite talk from conference, by Elder Cook, “It Is Better To Look Up.” I loved that talk. So much. I love the concept of up. I love that things can look up, people can cheer up, and hopes can rise up.
When I was walking through the canyon with my eyes downcast this was all I could see:
Not much of a view is it? When I was looking down all I could focus on was the shadows. And look what I would have missed out on if I wouldn’t have looked up:
My walk caused me to come to the following realization: when I’m feeling downcast and only focusing on putting one foot in front of the other, I totally miss out on the beauty of the world (and even more importantly, the people) around me. Looking down leads to self absorption. How many opportunities I miss to reach out to those around me when I’m too busy looking at my feet.
It really is better to look up.