One of the main reasons I write this blog is for the selfish purpose of self discovery. More specifically, I write to examine and find the beauty in my own life, which might otherwise be seen as one of mundane stay-at-home-motherhood.
I am constantly inspired by the idea that we can find the good in any situation. That despite our circumstances, we each have the ability to choose to be happy.
I have been giving extra effort to the idea of making happiness, joy, love and service a conscious choice each and every day. I have found that when I wake up with a will to be and do positive things, I cannot help but see beauty in my day.
There are situations, which by there very nature, are not pretty. But even in those situations, I am trying to find the tiniest piece of goodness – the silver lining, if you will.
On Saturday, Big C was mowing the grass outside. He ran in, told me to grab my camera and led me to the fence where a large dragonfly was resting. I have to admit, when I first saw it, I thought,"Ew! I don’t want to take a picture of that thing. It’s hideous.”
But upon closer examination, I saw its intricate and extravagant wings. They were so amazing, so detailed, so lovingly and wonderfully planned by a Creator who does nothing by accident. I couldn’t help but feel His love in the beauty of the dragonfly’s wings.
So I snapped this picture.
I hope no matter what is going on in your life, you know that God’s desire for you is to be happy. And He will put people, things, and experiences into your life to help you see beauty and know His love. Sometimes it may not be apparent. Sometimes you may have to dig deep to find it. But trust me, it is there.
I’m so glad I looked past the ugliness of the dragonfly to see the beauty of his wings.
Tell me, what’s beautiful in your life right now?