Monday, January 31, 2011

Multitude Monday

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Beauty

Confucius ~

"Everything has its beauty, but not everyone sees it"


Beauty is all around us, yet as this quote says, we so often we miss it. It requires us to stop, focus and be still for a time. We can miss it if we don't take the time to see it in the unexpected. It can be found in the mundane things we take for granted.

This week I saw beauty in so many places. They are part of the blessings of this week.

Blessings #166-180

♥ A beautiful view out my living room window.

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♥ A phone call from the school asking for my help to encourage a homeschooling family. This was a beautiful affirmation of an educational choice I made for so many years.

♥ Candles glowing at night.

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♥ Cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg mixed together in a heavenly smell in applesauce cookies.

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♥ The sweet smell of clean clothes.

♥ A sun that rises each day.

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♥ Beautiful smiles of children.

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♥ A lively discussion with our small group about how we live a beautiful, Christ-filled life.

♥ Snow that will replenish water basins when it melts.

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♥ Beauty on a winter's night.

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♥ Worshiping in freedom.

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♥ A hard-working son who got a good grade on a critical test.

♥ A large room next door where I can spread out and craft.

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♥ An unexpected snow day for my birthday.

Finally,

♥ The joy of the Lord which gives me strength.

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