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Splendor is where you find it…

A rose is a rose, but the desert has a beauty all it own…

No matter how busy I get, I always want to make time in my life for beauty — wherever I might find it. I spied these lovely cactus flowers in the front lawn of a hugely distressed foreclosed home. Sad stories abound. Bad news is the only news people can be bothered with. But every day is a new beginning, a brand new shot at grace. If you quarry the good within you, then splendor is everywhere you go…

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    1. Mark Green April 22nd, 2011 11:42 am

      An inspiring message for a Friday afternoon. Thanks Greg. For all the adversity we face in this chaotic industry, proper perspective calls for us to keep eyes peeled for the good in life. And your photo proves we need not look far. It’s all around us. Great stuff.

    2. Karen Bice April 22nd, 2011 11:44 am

      Beautiful pics, Greg. Thanks for sharing. Isn’t true that usually beauty can only be seen and/or appreciated because of negative circumstances? I do enjoy your posts. I may not comment very often as I’m not a realtor, but I do read all your posts. PS I just read Calculated Review’s recent post on how to read NAR reports. I cracked up. And then I thought of you. :)

    3. Don Reedy April 22nd, 2011 1:13 pm

      Karen, I recently had a bout with a detached retina, and as a result I have been pretty disabled in my left eye. What I see is warped and distorted now.

      This is what Greg is telling us. What lies all around us is Splendor, and that Splendor comes to us unedited, passes through our life’s lense, and unless it gets distorted by our own attitudes or lack of passion, it’s a pure message of wonder that makes its way from the retina, along the optic nerve and into that wondrous brain of ours. Looks like you’re quarrying the best in your own life.

      Thanks, Greg, for putting a lense on our view of life, removing the astigmatism, and illuminating once again the Splendor all around.

    4. Noni McVey April 22nd, 2011 5:31 pm

      Thank you for sharing the absolutely beautiful pictures of the “desert rose”. Your picture has made me feel a little nostalgic, as I grew up in Arizona and am now living on the California Central Coast.