Friday, January 09, 2009
I took a long walk today and carried my camera. It was misty and a little on the cold side but was wonderful looking at the simple designs that God has made in nature. There is beauty in the simple things.
"We are not made for the mountains, for sunrises, or for the other beautiful attractions in life - those are simply intended to be moments of inspiration. We are made for the valley and the ordinary things of life and that is where we have to prove our stamina and strength."
But there is beauty in the ordinary and yes we are meant for the ordinary in life. I see the kids growing up today and even our grown sons and it seems they are never quite satisfied unless they are doing something fun or buying or trying to have it all. I hear my granddaughters complain they are bored. Yet they are not looking for the beauty in the ordinary...beauty in the plain....beauty is where you find it. Sometimes you have to look harder and be happy where you are planted at the moment.
We can look at ourselves and see beauty. We may look at ourselves in a mirror and see a fat older person, but yet God sees us with loving eyes and He sees the beauty that is within us. We just need to look harder for that beauty in ourselves...but it is there ...we just have to find it. We can also cultivate beauty in ourselves just as we cultivate flowers. We show our beauty by the way we hold our selves, by the words we speak, the thoughts we think and share and by just being ourselves.