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I used to be a down looker 

I used to be one of those..  Down lookers. 

But then something amazing happened. 

I noticed the bright green moss growing on the tree stump while I was waking in the park one day. 

Then the blue sky caught my eyes through the bare branches. 

Then the cold turned warm,  and the green grass began to sprout flowers.  

I noticed then,  everything I had been missing in life.  

I noticed the leafs as they grew into the trees this spring. 

I noticed the way the buildings downtown rise and fall with the turn of the bus. 

I stepped outside a castle,  looked up at the stars,  and realized that I had seen them once before. 

I hiked a small embankment to a flat that was bumpy with tree roots,  and found soft earth,  and a soft place in my heart. 

I watched a fire grow as it was fed with laughter and energy,  not just dry wood. 

I found smiles,  genuine smiles,  that didn’t require a meme or short video to burst into laughter. 

I started to watch the clouds out of the window at work,  and wonder if anyone saw the same shapes I did. 

And I watched the full moon as it commanded our attention in the sky. 

I missed so much before then. 

Before I saw that green moss growing on that tree stump. 

I used to be a down looker.  But then I found a reason to look up. 

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