Welcome! Each day during the month of October I am writing on the topic of discovering true beauty. Please join in with me on this journey. Also, please feel free to share these posts during the month of October with family and friends on the many social media outlets. I appreciate you taking the time to do so.
Finding Beauty in the Small Things
I have been reading a lot lately about finding beauty in the small things. This concept keeps reappearing in my life, so obviously the Lord is trying to tell me something right? One lyric that keeps coming to mind and playing over and over again in my head is a line from the song I Hope You Dance sung by the great Lee Ann Womack. It says “I hope you still feel small when you stand beside the ocean.”
You see, beauty is most clearly seen and most noticed in the “small things.” Not in the grader scale of things. I am not saying that big things aren’t beautiful, they just aren’t as awe-inspiring as the smaller nuances this life brings about. When we stumble upon the small, we have to look closer or bend down to see and it does something to our vision. It causes us to pay attention, to show an interest to focus on what truly matters.
See Smallness as a Gift
Emily P. Freeman writes about Small-Moment Living in a Fast-Moving World in her book Simply Tuesday. She reminds us through her words that smallness is a gift from God. It is given to us right where we are, we just have to notice it. Small is sacred. Every moment counts. Be encouraged to stop in the hustle of busyness and notice the fine points. If you need some encouragement to see the gift of small, take some time to read Simply Tuesday. You won’t be sorry. I promise you will be inspired by her words of encouragement.
As practice for noticing the small, take some time to look at this picture below. It was painted by a young inspiring Artist. If you take some time to study the painting, at first glance, the backdrop can appear to be the ocean, but the more you study the picture and look at the small details, you begin to realize that the backdrop may not be the ocean but rather the vastness of the sky. I love true Art because it causes us to look at the details in order to find real meaning.
Our lives are meant to be lived out in the same manner. We look at the details within and discover the true intent, all while finding the greater meaning. Don’t forget that meaning is found in the smallest of places.
Be encouraged today to find the small things. This, I have recently discovered, is where true beauty is found.
Looking for the small,
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About the Artist: Lindsey Keith is a 16 year old Junior who LOVES God, her family, dance, Art and horses. Lindsey can be found doing the typical teenage stuff like volunteering or babysitting when she is not creating beautiful Art. She volunteers at church and a therapeutic horse ranch. She is honored to have achieved being on the California Scholarship Federation each semester of her high school career and has received straight A’s during her schooling adventures. Lindsey’s goal at this point in her life is to receive scholarships to be able to attend a Christian University after graduating High School. Her talent on loan from God is exuberant in extraordinary ways. I absolutely love that she finds time to create beauty right where she is. Way to go Lindsey!