My Visual Landscape.

Our eyes are such a curious organ.

They come in all shapes and sizes and a multitude of colors.

They water when you are sad.

They process light and allow you to see beautiful rainbows and awe inspiring sunsets.

They allow you to read words and have muscles that let you focus on things close up or far away.

Can you imagine your world without this organ?


And although they can look a bit scary up close, they are expressive and mysterious and are known as the window to our soul.

I know that there are some who have lost this ability and it makes me sad. It also makes me want to cherish it all the more; to take in everything I can and not take this gift for granted.

Have you ever really thought about what a blessing it is?

Or just how much you actually take in with your eyes?

I’ve been thinking about this for some time now. Just as our personality can be reflective of whether or not we are a glass is half empty or glass is half full kind of person, our eyes take in what we allow them to.

We are the camera and our eyes are the lens. What images are you capturing?

Kristi over at Live and Love out Loud shared a beautiful post along these lines. She spoke of finding beauty in the most unsuspecting of places. You should check it out. Very thought provoking and inspiring.


And by the way, just a reminder that there is 1 week left until my first Project Smile party. Are you remembering to look for your smiles? If not, it's not too late. You have seven whole days left. All it takes is a little more awareness. And remember, smiles come in all forms. Some are outward, while others are just warm fuzzies. You get those still, right? Mark your calendars for Sept 30th. See you then!


  1. P.S. I put Project Smile on my "editorial calendar". Not a guarantee that I'll remember but it increases the chances! :)

  2. Beautiful post. Beautiful eyes. Beautiful words. The eyes are truly the windows to the soul. Thank you for making me take a moment to appreciate them and all that they see and reflect.

  3. Those blue eyes are wonderful with all the variations of color.
    I actually do appreciate my eyes very much. I hear with them. Because I have profound hearing loss (since childhood), my eyes work overtime. Yes I am grateful everyday.
    Thanks for pointing this out to all.

  4. Great post..but I swear the eyes blinked when I scrolled down the page...freaked me

  5. The windows to our souls....very true, my friend!

  6. So, a few things...
    1. Good grief, your blue eyes are even prettier up close.
    2. You are so right about our eyes being a gift, an important organ that we tend to take for granted.
    3. I'm so ready for Project Smile!
    4. Thank you for making me smile with the super sweet shout out!
    5. You can bet this is going on my Project Smile list of smiles!

    Hope you're smiling and soaking the beauty of our world in with those gorgeous blue eyes. Have a great day, friend.

    Kristi, Live and Love...Out Loud

  7. Beautiful photo of those eyes!! Love what you wrote!

    I'm working on my Smile Day post! Can't wait!!

  8. Great post and thanks for the link. I love to capture the details that make up the day to day. The images that are my family.

    I'm ready for Project Smile!

  9. Beautiful post. Something we should all remember.

  10. thanks so much for this post - I really enjoyed reading Kristis' blog - thanks to you
    here's to a good thursday

  11. I love this post, made me realize that I'm never really thankful for things like this. That many people take their sight for granted.

  12. Our eyes are so amazing!!! They do so much and I never really think about it. You have beautiful eyes BTW!

  13. Well said...we should all be thankful for the gift of sight and all the things it allows us.

    Lots of yummy love,
    Alex aka Ma What's For Dinner

  14. My girls have blue eyes, but nowhere near as blue as yours!!

    I'm ready for Project Smile!

  15. Alicia, as always such a beautiful post. When I was growing up I so wanted to have Barbie's blue eyes instead of my brown ones. I remember that when I saw your photo :)

  16. the eyes are the true window the soul. When my little brother died, we donated his eyes...I've received a thank you from the recipient, but have often wondered what he looks like...with my family's eyes...

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