Other People Have Loved This Too

There's a park near me that I sometimes go to, with a canal running right through the middle of it. Recently I was wandering through a part of it I don't go to much, far off in a little corner. There the canal turns and that opens up a lovely vista where you can see straight down it and all the land around it.

My first thought was that it was a great view. But I was really delighted to find a bench there, facing it. It was a sign that someone else also thought that view was beautiful. For me the feeling of that connection and shared appreciation left a stronger impression than the sight itself.

There are nice things in the world if you pay attention.