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The World at Your Feet: Open Your Eyes and See

opportunity, hope, in the now

Some things are not easy to see, even when they are right at your feet!

“By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea. You and me, you and me. Oh, how happy we’ll be!”
“By the Beautiful Sea”: Written in 1914. Music: Harry Carroll. Lyrics: Harold R. Atteridge.

Some things are not easy to see, even when they are right at your feet:

  • Infinite love
  • The potential for happiness
  • Inspiration
  • Natural beauty
  • The web of life that connects us all

Even as life comes crashing down on you, wave after wave, you still have everything at your feet. All you have to do is open your eyes to see it.

the world at your feet, opportunity

RIGHT NOW, you have access to infinite love.

RIGHT NOW, you can choose to be happy.

RIGHT NOW, you can gain inspiration from the simplest of things. Better still, even in your pain, you can be an inspiration to others.

RIGHT NOW, you are more beautiful than you’ve ever been. Take a look around you, at nature, at everything God has made. Is there anything that did not start out as a perfect thought? God does not make mistakes; people make mistakes. YOU are not a mistake.

RIGHT NOW, you are connected–to everything, to everyone. What you give to the living, breathing entity that is life and what you take from it matters. Give as much good as you can whenever you can and remember, in times of trouble and isolation, to absorb from this entity the power, balance, and wisdom you require when your soul needs replenishing.

18 thoughts on “The World at Your Feet: Open Your Eyes and See

    • Why, thank you, Elizabeth! You inspire me as well, as does Val. It’s not easy to share when we are struggling; it’s far easier to hide. But IF we share, if we let someone into our world, the sooner we can get where we need to be. I’ve seen far too many who have remained alone with their pain until it consumed them altogether.

  1. Hey, Sue!

    “you still have everything at your feet. All you have to do is open your eyes to see it.”

    Funny, I have a novel coming out in about a month’s time and one the hero’s grandmother’s mantras is: “You have the world at your feet, if you only knew it!”

    This is a great little blog to keep nipping back to, to remind myself of all that when things get a bit heavy – it helps that I live very close to the coast too.

    Keep up the good work šŸ™‚

    ps: that photo with the giant turtle is amazing; it’s a bit like the baby seals we have here, you could trip over them.

    pps: I love that ‘hamster’ rock too!

    • Hi, Chris,

      With the commonalities between my phrasing and your character’s, it would seem you were meant to visit my blog. šŸ™‚

      Glad you enjoyed the photos. I have another blog where I showcase more nature photos, TEARDROP ADVENTURES (and share hiking, backpacking, and camping adventures).

      Thanks for stopping by!

  2. How very true and inspiring. And easy to forget, so thanks for reminding us.

    Sometimes, entire cities are at our feet, too . . . I went walking in NYC after a rainstorm. When I looked down at the puddles, I saw the skyline reflected there–the City at my feet. It was dizzying. Inspiringly dizzying! Thanks for reminding me of that.

    • Ha ha! I love the visual! You didn’t happen to have a camera in hand, did you? That would make for an awesome black and white photo. šŸ™‚

      Thanks so much for popping in!

  3. We should all live in the moment. This post sums up how I try to live my life everyday. Thank you for the reminder of “right now”.

  4. What a great blog, Sue – visually and the verbal messages. I just love the title ‘Swimming in the Mud’. It’s a bit how I feel at the moment – it’s pretty tough swimming in the mud, but you get there ultimately and have time to consider where you are as you journey. I must take some time with the appearance of my blog which is very different, more for myself. But yours is inspirational. Susan.

    • Thanks for the compliments, Susan. I sometimes waver in my topics and dig into heavier topics, but have made a pact with myself to try to be primarily uplifting.

      Thank you for stopping by. I wish you the very best as you navigate this part of your journey.


  5. Hi there, Sue! It sure has been awhile since I’ve been in your corner of the world, but I am so glad I decided to pop by tonight. This blog post is exactly what I needed to see before going to bed!

    RIGHT NOW your words are a blessing. Thank you for writing such true, sincere, uplifting words for us unsettled folks around the globe. šŸ˜‰ Wishing you the very, very best this week.

    • Thanks so much, luv! I’m forever fascinated how we seem to stumble upon exactly what we need when we need it most. Someone wiser than I once said ‘when the student is ready, the teacher appears.’ So it is with the wisdom we require. When we are ready to hear it, the words will appear.

      Wishing you the very, very best as well!

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