“Dear old world’, she murmured, ‘you are very lovely, and I am glad to be alive in you.”
― L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables
I went outside with my camera wanting to see and save some loveliness.
Walking around, I knew the light was off – sometimes dark and other times bright – no just right. And the breeze was chilly as it pushed the slender wildflower stems around and ruffled the bird’s feathers. Both were going to make getting great photos difficult.
And I was kind of ornery. Well, mostly, I was fatigued but that can quickly morph into cranky if I let it. I was on the verge.
But even if I didn’t get any pictures, there is always something worth seeing. Walking across the hard-packed snow, I prayed God would open my eyes to loveliness.
He was so generous to me!
This leaf caught my eye, and my spirit sparked.
Then across the driveway, there was this lovely mess.
And even this photo felt like a home run – something I know nothing about hitting but love seeing when a MN Twin hits one.
Then a second later, there was this catch. I was on a roll.
These three “strands” danced together in the breeze as if keeping each other stronger.
The remnant of this compass flower stood tall. Noble. Strong.
When I heard the song of the birds, I headed to the feeders. Loveliness surrounded me!
When I thought it was time to go, this sweet junco stopped by.
On the way into the house, to a cup of hot coffee and snuggles with Sophie and Tucker, my heart overflowed with thanksgiving for so many lovely whatevers! All in under an hour.
That was yesterday, and those moments linger today while I sit at Panera drinking hazelnut coffee praying these meager words encourage you. But most of all, that His Words do . . .
Philippians 4:8 New International Version (NIV)
8 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.
Because the words that matter most are always His!
What’s on your “whatever” list today?
Until Next Time,