Monday, February 27, 2012

There's No "U" or "I" in Beautiful

Today's post is co-written by the famous Goose, from the Gospel of Goose blog (which if you haven't, check it out and prepare to see more beautiful today) and us. We dabble a little of both of ourselves through this post and it's special.
Goose writes (he's such a talented dog): On Ash Wednesday (2/22) MOM was preparing for the worship service.  Feeling inspired in a beautiful way she prepared the altar with the ashes from the previous Palm Sunday. I had her take a picture of it to send to you.

It's "See Beautiful" in ashes. So, after all was said and done MOM looked at the pictures and noticed that she had left out an "I" in beautiful.  Hehhee! I told her it was beautiful just as it was.  I tried to bestow some Goose wisdom on her.  Basically I said, "Sure it is missing an "I".  But what does that really mean?  In this beautiful community of faith we are a part of there are no "I's" (except the great I AM.)  We are a community of we's and us, and we work together not alone.  So MOM just sent the picture the way it is.  It's beautiful."
When we received this picture it gave us chills for two reasons: (1) because it's so beautiful and thoughtful; and (2) because we did something similar.  We're not sure if you noticed, but the first picture we posted of "See Beautiful" in the rocks was missing a letter. See here:

It's missing a what? Yes, you're good spellers, it's missing a "U". Now, we write the world beautiful maybe 100 times a day, probably more. We know how to spell it. How we could have misspelled it in rocks is beyond us. BUT, when we received the email and picture from beautiful Goose, we got chills.

It's not about "I" and it's not about "U" - It's all about We. Us. Community. It's all about humanity empowering each other. It's all about making this world a better place for all. No "U", no "I", but we and us.

And that, our friends, is beautiful, any way you spell it!

15 comments:

  1. Woof! Woof! Golden LOVE it! Beautiful! Oh we know Goose ... love his blog.  Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

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  2. You guys are so creative, clever, and beautiful.  Great post!

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  3. Agreed. This reminds me of the "there is no "i" in team" saying. I dig it.

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  4.  Thanks, Megan! That's exactly what it reminded us of too! I am paying better attention to how I spell though. ;)

    Happy seeing beautiful!

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  5.  Thanks, Fred. Your reflections always mean so much too! Happy seeing beautiful!

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  6.  I know, right!?! We love Goose and the way his mom thinks and spells. :)

    Happy seeing beautiful!

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  7. Sometimes, messages are so hidden.Yet right before your eyes. AS are these two about the "I" and "U"s. 
    Thank for getting our eye site just off kilter to really See the message.
    AND I too, have located Goose's blog. So enjoy it!

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  8.  So glad you found Goose and "saw" the message! Happy seeing beautiful!

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  9. Lydia how sweet of you too use my MOM's photo.  I must tell you that on Ash Wednesday the worship service was beautiful.  MOM said that it was deeply moving for many people as they received the ashes on their foreheads from the "See Beautful" ashes on the altar.  It was a beautiful way for many to begin their Lenten Journey to Easter.  During this reflective time of Lenten leading to the most beautiful moment ever, the Risen Christ, it gave many a powerful way to reflect on the beauty of the Passion of Christ.
    Thank you for letting us share the beautiful with you.
    Blessings,
    Goose

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  10.  Oh, Goose! You are always so thoughtful! What an incredibly special time with such a beautiful focus! Happy seeing beautiful! We are honored to share your picture and wonderful blog!

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  11. thats what my coaching husband tells his players..there is no  I in team.

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  12.  And isn't that refreshing?!? :) Happy seeing beautiful!

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  13. I'm Goos's best friend and I know personally how beautiful he is in both person and spirit.  He and his human often refer to your sight when we are all taking our walks through the woods where all things are beautiful.

    I just wanted to come over and say thank you for creating such a nice blog for all of us to read.

    Bert

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  14. Thanks for stoppin' by and following me.  I am happily following you back.  Have a great week.

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  15. Rose :: Fine Craft GuildFebruary 29, 2012 at 12:46 PM

    what a soulful post/creative project!  love it.

    I am actually coming to your site re. the Follower linky blog hop. I AM FOLLOWING YOU *** WILL YOU FOLLOW ME BACK ? Thank you so much when you do.There is also a link party on our blog, where you can feature 'your best creative work'. There are some great projects to see already, but we want to see your work!  This url is both to FOLLOW and to PARTY: http://www.FineCraftGuild.com/party/Hope to seeing you around!! Have a happy, creative day!

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Thank you for sharing your thoughts & helping others see beautiful too!