Monday, October 27, 2014

Homegrown Beauty

See Beautiful in homegrown roses and the amazing community of people seeing beautiful who share reflections and images like this...

"We planted two rose bushes in front of our house back in the spring. We weren't sure how they would do because we've had bad luck getting stuff to grow well in the clay and rocks near our house. But, here it is end of October and the bushes are still full of beautiful roses! I picked these after church today and took my See Beautiful cuff off to add it in to the picture for you. I know that it is easy to see beautiful in the beautiful things, but I am really thankful for those beautiful things that are not necessary but grace our lives and make the difficult more palatable."

I am reminded of the quote by Saint John of Avila who wrote, "One act of thanksgiving, when things go wrong with us, is worth a thousand thanks when things are agreeable to our inclinations."

When your world spins perfectly on its axis and all is right, sharing thanks and giving are natural extensions of your left and right hands. It is when your world is upside down and the spinning ceases to exist (or is in warp mode) that giving thanks, or even finding thanks, is the hardest. When you can step back and see the bigger picture, or perhaps zoom in and see the tiniest sliver, of the beauty and the gift of that moment, an act of thanksgiving can be life changing and life giving. Seeing beautiful when it's obvious is a wonderful thing to experience. Seeing beautiful when it feels impossible can be life changing.

1 comment:

  1. Life changing indeed. MOM knows from experience, but she has to be reminded from time to time.


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