"Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy."
This is one of my favorite quotes. To know that it is from Anne Frank is even more amazing. How could she find beauty in her circumstances?
In the past year there have been some not so beautiful things I have witnessed: a friend's husband with Stage 4 Melanoma, a friend from church hit by a drunk driver - he's paralyzed now, the death of a wonderful woman I knew from Ovarian Cancer, a homeschooling dad of two gone because of cancer.
Perhaps it's my age, or maybe these events, but I'm trying to seize every moment and see the BEAUTY around me.