The Art of Noticing

I’m the winner of the True Beauty – The Art of Noticing Journal contest held by Melanie at

Melanie’s blog and Facebook group is a resource for beauty, hope, and strength.

I have interacted with her group as time permits and enjoy the friendly creative atmosphere.

The Art of Noticing – Journal


The Art of Noticing – Journal


Thank you for the beautiful journal. It will indeed be a journal for me to be creative and a canvas for inspiration.




The Art of Noticing

This morning while on my paper route, I noticed the lovely view of the mountains that surround us here in the Schoharie Valley.


Schoharie Valley

The fall foliage is at its peak, and the mountains are vibrant with color. The view was amazing.

I went back up after the route was done and took a picture to share with you. In the past, I would have noticed the view but, not take in the beauty of God’s creation.

Thanks to Melanie, I stood there taking in the beautiful view that awaits me each weekend on my paper route.



I realized how blessed I am to live in the Schoharie Valley.

I’m blessed to have a little park near my house. In the warm weather, I sit at the picnic table and roll my papers.

I use to look out my door and see a small town with little to offer.

I now notice the beauty of God’s creation that surrounds me. I’m surrounded by the glory of God.

Thank You, Melanie, for the special gift and for the help in noticing the beautiful things God has created for us to enjoy.

Make sure you stop by to visit Melanie on her blog and the ladies can join her Facebook group.

Blessings, Linda

Written by Linda M Carleton
I’m Linda M Carleton, an overcomer of adversity who shares her testimony of God’s saving grace and transforming love. If you want to overcome adversity and live abundantly too, let’s connect.