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Lessons from the web
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Lessons from the web

Sep 12, 2011

Functional, practical, beautiful, and ingenious in design—spider webs are seemingly limitless in their functionality. Spider webs serve as homes, food storage, egg incubators, and more. When we look at the intricate construction of a spider web, we can also consider the web-like construct of our own lives. We can look at our decisions, choices, and actions as far-reaching components of our web. Looking closely at a spider web reminds us to be mindful of our...

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Look closely at what’s right in front of you
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We’re often advised to look at the “big picture,” or “keep your eye on the prize.” This is good advice in some situations—being stuck in traffic or a doctor’s waiting room. However, if you always take this route you may miss some of the beauty right in front of you. “Stop and smell the roses” is a cliché that most of us have heard. Take this another step and stop and look at the fragile spider webs...

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