A weekend Meditative Thought
I have many photos taken through the years on holidays and in various locations. Today I have posted here three. Each one is beautiful in my eyes but possibly very ‘ordinary’ from your perspective.
I remember I showed this picture to a friend. Within a few days she sent me a collection of absolutely beautiful images from around her house. (It is all about perspective). After months of drought I found the forest area dead and dry. Even cacti were shrivelling. I found this life in a small gully where morning mist has gathered. At the time these bush flowers were the most beautiful I had ever seen. They were a glimpse of Hope.
On another occasion after a bushfire – the whole area was destroyed of natural beauty yet, the fire had uncovered something. ‘It’s only a rock’ you may say. On that morning when my heart was sad this picture became for me an image of beauty.
Then the third picture. Drought, and bushfire followed by a few days of rain and the third image is of the forest walk.
Only a simple track. For weeks/ Months/years… it was brown and dead, then burnt and blackened. After rain this picture to me is beautiful. (Other images of beauty in the world lift my heart and I rejoice). This one touches my soul.
A weekend challenge. Look for beauty in your world. Find it in the unexpected. Even the broken or the spilt may have that intrinsic essence of Hope for a better Future.
Find something BEAUTIFUL.
Have a Great weekend!
I m a wife, mother and grandmother. I have always enjoyed writing even from an early age. My book Beyond the Ashes has been written as a labour of love. All the characters are real to me and their story needed to be told. As a Christian my desire is to write General Fiction stories about real people but Hope and a desire for 'better' will always be part of the journey. I have had several short stories published over the years and moderate success in writing competitions.
I realized as I was thinking today (30/01/15) that perhaps I should add here that I have had life experiences of many valley times but also many mountain top experiences. I can understand and be beside anyone who finds their life in tatters because I have 'been' there. Of course as I have got older as well there have been the added sorrows of losing not only older family members but also one by one finding the dearest of friends and the ones of greatest support and care also dying. On the site of rich mountains has been my certainty of the value of marriage and how grateful I am that after loss and sadness I made a happy and long-lasting marriage commitment. The one who was my best friend back then is still my best friend 45 years later. Beyond the Ashes touches upon the POWER of LOVE when folk can forget about their own personal 'feelings' and reach out in LOVE to a desperate and broken person.
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One’s attitude does make a difference. Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. I’m not sure where that quote came from. Sorry. But it is applicable to your message.