Happy Wednesday Everyone!
Today I want to share something very special with you. It has taken me three weeks to figure out how to present this post. Instead of over thinking it, I'm just going to tell you what happen.
On Christmas morning, my son selected his gift to me from under the tree, handed it to me, and said, "I thought you might like this. Merry Christmas, Mom."
Under the bright Christmas wrapping was a interesting photo set in a simple black frame. The design wasn't something I recognized. In fact, even though the print was very lovely, and would go nicely on a wall in my home, I wasn't sure why my son decided to give me this particular gift. I gave him a smile and said all the right words a mom says in a situation like this. He then said, "But that's not all of it." He picked up the television remote control, and on Christmas morning, we watched a Youtube video that enriched my life in ways I find hard to express. One thing I'm sure of. I continue to underestimate this young man's heart. In the next five minutes, my belief in the wonder of this universe changed. If ever I doubted that God surrounded us with His beauty, well here is the proof.
This simple photo wasn't simple at all, but, in my point of view, a small miracle, a true example of the beauty this world has to offer. What I was staring at was not just a photo of a mixture of blues but of a amazing, breathtakingly beautiful, mind blowing high magnification of colored scales of a butterfly wing.
I didn't even know butterflies had scales.
I can't post my gift here because I may be breaking a copyright law. Instead, I'm posting a similar version, but no where near as impressive, from Wikipedia. You can also see other images here: BUTTERFLY SCALES
The first minute of the 6:33 minute Youtube video caught my attention because I have always been fascinated by butterflies. Half way through the video, I had a new profound respect and love of the beauty that exists in this world. The emotions it brought out in me were overwhelming. I haven't just underestimate my son, but our creator.
Every day, our lives become more inundated with such ugliness, hatred, selfishness, and cruelty that it blocks out everything else.
That's not all there is!!!!
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It's the beginning of a new year, the natural time for change. My challenge to all my wonderful blog readers is this:
I dare you to unlock the beauty of your world.
Seek and you will find. You can unlock the amazing wonders in your world simply by keeping your eyes wide open. I was shocked how often I walked right by completely missing it. So... find a small sample everyday and take a photo or simply write it down on a slip of paper. Store this new jewel in a file. On those days that seem overwhelming, to difficult to stomach, pull out those photos and fill your heart with what really matters.
I promise to share my photos on occasion. If you would like to share your photos or what you wrote down, just post them in the comment section on this or any future post. If you can't seem to get that to work, send me an email through the CONTACT ME icon above and I'll post it for you.
Thank you for stopping by today. I pray that this post will encourage you to reach for a better you. Please give it a try.
((HUGS TO ALL))
Nancy C. Weeks