Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Rejection can be Beautiful

For those of you who have just started following, we're re-featuring one of our See Beautiful™ followers favorites just for you. For those who have seen it, you know why it's a favorite. Enjoy over and over again!

When the father in the following video received a rejection letter from an academic journal, he walked in his house feeling, well, rejected. For those of you unfamiliar with the feeling of receiving a rejection letter in your profession, you can liken the experience to sending a, "Will you go with me? Yes, No, or Maybe" letter to the love of your life and he/she sending the letter back with a giant red X in the "No" box. Not fun.

However, on this day, as the father walked into his house feeling rejected, he tore the letter in front of his child. In the face of rejection, he was reminded of the things that really matter in the world.

Ways to See Beautiful:
  • Children's inability to take this world so seriously.
  • Children's ability to find beauty and laughter in paper being torn.
  • Readjusting our focus to the truly beautiful things in life.
Interesting Finding: Some scholars claim children laugh an average of 300 times per day, while adults laugh an average of 30 times per day. Perhaps we can channel our inner child and giggle as often as possible-even rejection can be beautiful.


  1. Thank you for the reminder that we can look at our rejections with a bit of humor (and a belly laugh here and there) and keep an eye on what is REALLY important.


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