Today, my mom and I went to a garden tour on Kauai. Touring around the estate that was transformed through a vision and lots of hard work, I was struck by how we can create beauty by our efforts. Here the physical evidence of good work was obvious, but I think we also create beauty by a shift of our thoughts. As I sit here in “paradise”, I am reminded that paradise is always available to us. It just takes remembering, vision, and sometimes a little effort.