Wednesday, March 17, 2010
take the time
it is an image of beauty. there is beauty like this all around me at many points of everyday, but i am often too busy with the urgent matters to stop and take it in. i have read so many different people blog and write about the urgent vs. the important, so i know i am not alone in my often busy-ness. i am blessed to be a stay at home mom with my kids, besides being involved in a young house of prayer and teaching music lessons on the side. my temptation is very often to get things done. i relish the moments that i take a time to stop and really look at what is around me. i find beauty in my kids. i find beauty in my home. i find beauty in lovely sights and smells and tastes. i find beauty in the beautiful small northern california city i live in. i find beauty in the Word of God.
as i am forced by the mechanic i am taking my car to for an oil change to set aside a priceless hour and a half of my day, i will determine to use it to reflect on the beauty that God has put around me. He has given me so much and i take so little time to realize it and allow thankfulness to burst forth in my heart. maybe this interruption to my day is a beauty in itself if i can just take the time to see it.