Paul Smith, who lives in an Oregon nursing home, creates amazing works of art using a typewriter, in spite of the cerebral palsy that makes precise movements extremely challenging. One keystroke at a time, he recreates scenes from his childhood, famous paintings, and beautiful landscapes, proving where there’s a will—and passion—there’s a way.
Soul Pancake handed out a bunch of frames to people on the street and asked them to find beauty in the world around them. As one very wise participant shared, “I think that if we took some time, if we looked up, we looked down, we looked at each other, we would find that there is beauty everywhere around us.”
I saw this in my Facebook feed the other day along with the words “Life goes by so fast,” and while that was precisely what I thought when watching this, it also struck me how beautiful this woman looks at every age.
It’s not physical beauty I’m referring to, though she’s attractive. It’s the light in her eyes that never dims. If there’s one thing I wish for myself, and others, it’s to maintain that light through every stage, and through every change, knowing we are beautiful.