November 13, 2017
Last week I was at home cleaning when I happened to open the front door to check on something. I had been so caught up in my battle with the dust bunnies that I had no idea how much gloriousness was abounding outside.
It was such a perfectly pristine morning, I knew I had to take at least a few minutes to appreciate the beauty that God had gone to all the trouble to make. I set aside my chasing of the dust bunnies and called for Summer to join me.
Shy Summer was a little hesitant at first but eventually she meandered her royal way out to the porch and took a few appreciative sniffs of the morning and the mums.
Through the open door behind her, I happened to see a mirror (that we were re-hanging) leaning against the wall and I thought to myself, “The only thing that could be any better than beauty is reflected beauty.”
And so I spent the next practically perfect half hour puttering on the porch with the dog, and the mirror, and the morning. (Single click on any picture to view full size.)
I’m so grateful that I took the time to stop and enjoy the gift of the day. Housework and dust bunnies we have with us always, but sparkling snippets of beauty are too soon gone.
And so today, at the beginning of this new week, Summer and I would like to encourage our dear readers to stop and smell the
roses mums, and to appreciate loveliness in all the ways it shows up in your lives. We are all incredibly blessed to live in this incredibly beautiful world.
What about you? Were there any moments of loveliness that sneaked up on you in the past few days? Please share!
Thrift stores, fuzzy socks
and conversing with my Yorkie
are all on the list of things I love.