The world is full of pain. The world is full of ugliness and despair. Still, God has chosen to give us beauty. We don't deserve His gifts, but, still He choses to give them. They are truly gifts of love.
Open your eyes. Notice the beauty of the little things around you.
A baby's smile.
A loaf of freshly-baked bread.
Bright bursts of color.
Holding hands with your siblings.
Twirling until you get dizzy.
Laughing so hard your sides hurt.
These are beautiful things.
These are the things that God has given us to enjoy.
These are the things that require us to slow down and notice.
It's all too easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of day-to-day life. Trust me. I know. As the oldest of five children who is trying to balance family, friends, and chores while earning a college degree from home, slowing down for the little things in life is a daunting task.
Still, I need to step back and breathe. I need to stop all feel the presence of an Almighty God in my life and watch as He writes a story. My story. And, when He writes my life story, He puts in wonderful beauties of little things that I don't want to miss.