"What's that mom?" was his query.
"Well..." I responded "I learned to look for the beauty. Even in ugliness there is beauty somewhere... sometimes we just have to search hard for it."
When we got home I pointed out the flowers above.... here we have beauty. These tiny snow drops. They are always the first flowers I see in the spring... and I have to look for them as they don't leap out and say LOOK AT ME.. the way that daffodils do.
Daffodils are bold you know... I love 'em. They, along with tulips, are one of my favourite flowers...but there is not understated about them. They stand out and say HEY!!! I"m here!!! and my daffodils are up already! Aren't they pretty? (and yes.. this is technically a picture from last year...but I had surgery this past week so I'm taking a short cut). :)
It's kinda like how life is right?
I search for boldness in my walk with the Lord. It took me AGES to be able to talk about my faith on my blog.. at least in a real manner (beyond saying that I went to church or sent the lad to VBS)... Boldness in faith has been a learned thing for me. It's still a struggle at times and I wonder why that is? Why are some people so easy in their faith? Finding ways to talk about it as naturally to them as breathing...and others, who faith is just as real, struggle with it? I don't understand this.... but seeing it in my own life, helps me have empathy with those who feel brow-beaten by those who share so easily about different aspects of their lives.
Finding beauty in ugliness has also been a learned thing. It's so easy to be off put by someone's looks or manners or circumstances surrounding their life, but God kept placing me in situations where I had to look for it and if I looked... I found it. I have found it in the smile of a handicapped child stuck in a wheelchair unable to move, I have found it in a rather ugly baby rabbit (and yes.. they do exist) who is the friendliest most curious of the litter who makes you smile as it tumbles out the cage in it's eagerness to say hi, I've seen beauty in the lady who has an angry face (as a good means of defense) but has the kindest heart I've ever known.
Beauty and Boldness... those are my "b" words of the week. Where have you seen beauty and boldness? Do you struggle to find them? Do they come easily to you?
So tell me... what are your "B" words of the week? Will you come by and join us??