People have wondered if a famous painting (let's choose the Mona Lisa) were to be taken out of its frame and hung on wall (let's pretend in a café) ... would anyone notice its amazing beauty?
That wonderment was put to the test late last year when the Violist Josh Bell stood near a trash can in the Metro Station in Washington D.C. and played to the morning subway riders.
For those of you who might be unfamiliar, Joshua Bell was a child prodigy by the age of 14. To give even a short list of his accomplishments would fill pages and pages. Last year he was named by Musical America as the 2010 Instrumentalist of the Year a truly prestigious honor.
As you see in this video there is a lesson to be learned. As we go through our very busy days, we should stop and listen and see with child's eyes. We should not only stop and "Smell The Roses" but we should stop and see the Roses.
Many times we miss what is right in front of us. Try seeing with new eyes today.