Friday, January 13, 2012

Pay It Forward: Leave a Kind Note in Nature

It's so simple - the act of sharing a kind, loving message with others. See beautiful. You are loved. Thank you. Taking seconds out of our day, we can transform another person's completely. When we received the following two pictures it struck us how easy it is to offer another a smile by leaving a kind note from nature.

Fourteen-year-old, Miranda, carved 12 letters into the sand on a New Jersey shoreline without knowing the message would reach hundreds who check this blog. Unknowingly, she fostered an idea to pay it forward for others. Her message to "see beautiful" was kissed by the waves as their magnetic pull to the words themselves represents a metaphor for our human capacity, our human need, to see more beautiful in the world. Just as the waves have a continual, cosmic infatuation with the shore, we have a continual, cosmic need to see beautiful. 

In the past few days, we have learned that Miranda is a young woman who lives life seeing beautiful and offering opportunities for others to do the same. As evidenced by her pictures, the thought comes quite naturally. This style of living must run in the family, as her grandmother, Sue Brady Karaso, sees and shares beautiful too. Thank you both for the way you have left us with an opportunity to pay it forward.
For all, as you go into the weekend, think about where you can leave a kind message to others in nature. Many of us don't live on the shore and can't write our kind messages in the sand. But we can leave our kind messages in leaves, or pebbles, or carvings, or pencils, or string, or dirt, or flowers. We can remind people to see beautiful where beautiful already lives.

P.S., We're playing on these blog hops here, & here!
Are you looking for a tangible reminder to see beautiful, or know someone who needs one? Check out our See Beautiful products (and feel good knowing a portion of proceeds from every purchase is donated to charity. This month a portion of all proceeds will be donated to The Dressing Room Project). Click HERE.  


  1. I'm so happy you found me through Create w/Joy. This is my kind of blog. I love your movement. See Beautiful. This is beautiful... Terah

  2. OH MY!!!!! One quite awesome and amazing young lady. Love the energy and message of Miranda. She offers a visual that warms my heart. What a tribute to her family for enhancing her individualism and creativity.
    Your blog today sends many messages, but always one running theme. We have the ability and desire to see beauty inwardly and all around us....AND to be an ambassador of ways to pay that forward.
    Way to go Miranda and See Beautiful

  3. Very thogut provoking and an awesoem idea. Thanks for this lovely reminder =)

    I'm a new follower =)

    Sandie lee

  4. How inspiring! I love this idea. I'm going to have fun this weekend looking for unlikely places to leave the "See Beautiful" message. Thanks for the inspiration Miranda! You rock!

  5. Hmmm very interesting , thanks for sharing =)

  6. Thank you for visiting, commenting, following, and telling me about your site. It's beautiful!

  7. Thanks for stopping by :) You are right I absolutely love this blog!
    Can't wait to read more!

    Hope you are having a great Sunday :)
    Breanna xx

  8. That is just gorgeous and it makes me want to get out and "do" something -- anything -- as long as it involves nature!

    I'm visiting for the first time from the Friendship Friday blog hop :-)

  9. amazing what we see when we look!!
    I am your newest beautiful follower..pls follow back if you can!

  10. I'm a new follower. Thanks for joining my Planet Weidknecht Weekend Hop!

  11. Thank-you for finding us!
    We are really going to enjoy visiting your blog - we can already tell!

    Blessings, with the share of our affirmation
    'I love & accept myself just the way I am, because I am me'

    Gypsy & Co ;-)

  12. I have always enjoyed the sound of the birds chirping, frogs croaking and the smell and sound of the rain dripping after a rainfall. It had been a long time and I wish I could hear those sounds again.

    For now, I am just content with my kids' laughter and their singing, but still hope that one day. we could all witness hearing mother' nature's
    music together.

    a new follower from

  13. Great photos! Thanks for stopping by my blog...following you via GFC, FB, and g+. Would love for you to follow back :)


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