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B = Beauty
paying attention to
and creating beauty
add meaning to your life?
Find Beauty in Others
Find Beauty Within
Last weekend my grandson, Chris, and I went to see “Breakthrough.” It’s a new movie starring Chrissy Metz, a true story of a high school-aged boy who fell through the ice in a lake and was underwater for ten minutes before being pulled out. Presumed dead after a long and arduous attempt to resuscitate him, the story focuses on the power of prayer and the results of a loving, passionate mom who would not give up. The beauty of Chrissy Metz as she superbly played the role of the mom was undeniable.
(You may recognize her… she starred in the TV series, “This is Us” and told her personal story in the April edition of Guideposts Magazine.)
When we see compassion and love in the eyes of another, in the behavior of another, we see the inner beauty that shines through. We are encouraged to emulate that behavior.
Find Beauty in Nature
While looking for greater meaning in life, I find inspiration in the beauty of nature. A week ago as we were experiencing snow in April, and last Sunday when our Sunrise service was drenched in rain and no sun was visible, I wondered if spring would ever come to my part of the world. Yesterday we had a gorgeous sunny day. Hooray! This morning, look what I found outside my kitchen window:
Yes, this is a sign of spring… it’s here! Never give up hope!
Enjoy the beauty of nature
Let it remind you of God’s unfailing love for our earth and for us!
Remember, beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
What beauty catches your eye – and adds meaning to your life?
Bee wise and gentle
Try to bee reasonable
Live your destiny
Love one another
And pray for those who hurt you
Live with intention
Just live your best life
Characterized by your faith
Bee the real you
… “Real wisdom, God’s wisdom, begins with a holy life
and is characterized by getting along with others.
It is gentle and reasonable.”
James 3:17 (MSG)
Nothing beats those three little words,
“I Love You!”
But, some folks just have a hard time saying it.
Listen for these other expressions!
Thanks to http://www.IntelligenceForYourLife.com for sharing these!
Which one has your loved one used to tell YOU,
“I love you?”
Bob often stops at the CostCo flower counter
and picks out a lovely bouquet to bring home
when we are out shopping.
Sometimes I order flowers from FTD
to be delivered with a love note from me to him.
A single rose will do!
Is there one you can add to the list?
I would add,
“Welcome home, Sweetheart! Dinner’s ready!”
Is there one that reminded you of a favorite way
you express your love?
Buried under snow
There are dormant daffodil
Waiting to emerge
Finally rose a little
Will spring really come?
Be patient, tulips
Be patient, sweet daffodil
Soon the snow will melt
If you have roses, bless your soul,
Just pin one on my buttonhole
While I’m alive and well – today;
Don’t wait until I’ve gone away.
Don’t tell the folks I was a saint
Or any old thing that I ain’t.
If you have jam like that to spread,
Please pass it out before I’m dead.
That poem was one of several posted on a piece of cardboard
inside my mom’s kitchen cabinet door. She created the collection
in 1937 from poems posted weekly in the local newspaper.
I have it inside my kitchen cabinet now.
The poet, unknown, went on to write:
Don’t go and buy a large bouquet
For which you find it hard to pay.
Don’t mope around and feel all blue –
I may be better off than you.
My mom had that poem memorized. She recited it often.
I am grateful for her love of poetry. She passed it on to me.
I told you in a post this week that my sister (age 82) is suffering from Alzheimer’s.
I was thinking of this poem today as I visited a friend in the hospital,
and as I wrote a card to my sis. I included a collage of pictures from our childhood.
Her short-term memory may be fading, but her long-term memory is intact.
Here is a sampling of some of the photos I included:
She’s on the left. That’s me on the right. We were in junior high here, I think.
Sally was all dolled up for her senior prom.
I’m in red (still my favorite color) and pregnant with our first child.
Sally is in black with her husband and their oldest daughter.
That’s our Dad and Mom in the front (you figured that out!)
Sometimes a collage of old photos is even better than
pinning a rose on your buttonhole, don’t you think?
Just whatever you plan to do, do it!
Don’t wait ’til it’s too late!