I love this quote by Emerson. It reminds me of the saying that beauty is the eye of the beholder. Everyone’s idea of beauty is different. The word is a beautiful place, but you’ll only be able to see and understand it when you carry it within yourself. Sometimes that beauty is hidden behind dirty hands and faces, trash littering the ground, or covered by cobwebs and graffiti. We should make an effort to be open minded, to absorb and reflect on our surroundings. We can keep chasing after rainbows and sunsets, secret beaches and waterfalls, but the true beauty we find in the world is linked to our positive attitude, selflessness, gratitude, and our ability to uplift those around us.