A budded rose.
A child’s eye.
My husband’s smile.
In the sunrise and the sunset.
The budded rose itself is beautiful, but when it unfolds, there is an even a deeper beauty revealed. And although my childrens’ eyes are beautiful, if I look long enough I might see into their souls. I am learning that there are layers to beauty. How far do I want to look to truly see the depth of this beauty?
This week, I am asking the Lord to help me to see beauty as it unfolds. Not just surface beauty. I don’t want to stop after seeing the obvious. I want to look deeper.
Continuing to count,
Grace gifts Nos. 126-140
126. A deer staring at me as I walk.
127. The sound of children laughing.
128. Being kidnapped by a friend for a pedicure and dinner.
129. Listening to my child read out loud.
130. The small yellow flowers starting to bloom on our tree.
131. A full night’s sleep (without visiting children).
132. A fresh manicure (a Mother’s Day gift from my daughter).
133. Handmade notes and cards.
134. My favorite dinner, home cooked by my husband.
135. Tea party with friends.
136. The desire to simplify.
137. Renewed energy and strength.
138. Weight loss maintenance.
139. New opportunities!
140. Savings at the grocery store!
I am linking up with others who are sharing their journey of counting 1,000 gifts at A Holy Experience. Will you join me there? Or leave a comment letting me know how beauty is unfolding to you today.