It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Monday, March 27, 2017

Chapter 3, Page 27, Book 17

♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪We've got high hopes! We've got high apple pie in the sky hopes! ♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ 

The Hope of Lent

Give up gloom——enjoy the beauty that is all around you.

March 27th - Tomorrow is not yet; yesterday is gone; now is all you have

Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything that is beautiful, for beauty is God's handwriting -- a wayside sacrament.  Welcome it in every fair face, in every fair sky, in every flower, and thank God for it as a cup of blessing.

 Ralph Waldo Emerson

This world is full of beauty, but the most beautiful things are those simple things that teach us profound lessons.  

Beauty is not always realized through a life changing moment or a great epiphany. It’s not always hidden in a rainbow. Beauty is often found through looking into a newborn’s eyes, in the blooming of a flower, or in paint peeling off an old fence. It’s often where you least expect it.

Shadows always seem to get a bad rap, but they are a beautiful thing on a hot summer day. They shield us from the heat. They remind us that there truly is opposition in all things.  Even darkness has a place and a potential to do good. No one is ever completely lost.

To some, rain may seem gloomy, but if we look at rain through different eyes, it becomes a cool drink for the earth that brings growth to every living thing it touches. It is rain that makes the earth so vibrant and full of color. It is the rain that we rely upon for our own well being.

Looks like a day to make my own sunshine here.  


jack69 said...

I enjoy God's painting. Yes Beauty is definitely all around us.Enjoying it is one of life's unique pleasures!

betty said...

So true beauty can be found where we least expect it. That is why we need to keep our eyes opened all the time aware of our world around us.


Mevely317 said...

I"m enjoying and trying to visualize your examples of beauty. ... A newborn's eyes, for sure! You know, when I pray I'm apt to look towards the dawn or to the highest pointy peak on the Estrella Mountains ...but beauty might well be found in the crack of an old asphalt road. Nice to consider!


Beauty is everywhere. It's in everything around us. I love this quote, "Tomorrow is not yet; yesterday is gone; now is all you have."