Flower Power

Everybody today seems to be in such a terrible rush, anxious for greater developments and greater riches and so on, so that children have very little time for their parents. Parents have very little time for each other, and in the home begins the disruption of the peace of the world.
– Mother Teresa of Calcutta

Take time to look around you and see what is real.  It will not be in the midst of the rush.  It will be in the beauty of noticing something small, like the beauty of this camelia.

I’ve had lots of time to look around this week with what my kids call a “6-day weekend” from the gift of ice and snow in Dallas.  Yesterday was the great thaw.  I noticed as the snow was melting the daffodil bulbs had already begun to grow.  I thought about the promise they bring of a colorful spring.  I noticed how warm 45 degrees felt, a heat wave compared to the teens we have encountered four straight days.  I noticed how nice it was to be gathered together by the fireplace, 5 people plus two dogs.  Wow! Our kids have grown!!

May you be blessed today in noticing the smallest details of your life.  May you be blessed to see God’s fingerprints on those blessings.  May you be filled with the peace that surrounds them, in the quiet places where you can take a long, loving look at what is real in your life.


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