Last June we had a grand time visiting Canada (as detailed in my Victoria Day post) so today here’s a bigger peek at the beauty of Butchart Gardens in Victoria.
This short poem from Daily Strengths for Daily Needs inspired this post:
“To be the thing we seem,
To do the thing we deem
Enjoined by duty;
To walk in faith, nor dream
Of questioning God’s scheme
Of truth and beauty.”
Beauty can be seen in God’s heavenly paintbrushes busy around us, like at Butchart Gardens, but also within us as love softens our sharp edges when we tackle tasks & duties that press us with joy (vs. drudgery.) Beauty can be found in the faces of children, friends, in a lovely meal (preparing with love takes the flavor up a notch.)
Beauty can be seen & appreciated if we look for it, and is made more beautiful when we acknowledge it. “You are beautiful. That is beautiful.” Uplifting.
May we be on the lookout for God’s beauty around us and within us today!
grace, peace & beauty
Virginia : )