Sometimes we get so busy we don’t notice the beauty around us. The other day waiting at a stoplight in a busy intersection, I looked over to see what looked like a bluebird land in a tree across the street. Rolling my window down, sure enough – Mr. Bluebird flew up and down a few times from his branch to the ground showing off his bright blue glory.
The light changed and I went on my way, but with my day considerably brighter. (Bluebird sightings are occasions for joy in our home: they were my precious mama’s favorite bird.)
Then there are beauteous spring flowers, God’s heavenly paintbrushes (so so so) busy this time of year. Seeing their beauty is an occasion for joy in my book, celebrating delight in our Creator’s might.
“Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything that is beautiful; for beauty is God’s handwriting – a wayside sacrament. Welcome it in every fair face, in every fair sky, in every fair flower, and thank God for it as a cup of blessing.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
On this Lenten Monday, let’s take a moment to seek (& see) beauty around us (even in the rain.)
grace, peace & beauty groupies
Virginia : )