Monday, October 17, 2011

Beauty All Around

The photo credit goes to my 10 year old son Brendan, who is totally enraptured by the weather and the sky. He really wants to find a storm system and be the first to catch a hurricane..even before the weather experts. It is so wonderful when we finally find our passion. When we are passionate about something, we are motivated, energized and hopeful!

Brendan took this picture outside on our front lawn on the evening of Saturday, October 15th. He came rushing into the house with my camera so excited to show that he captured the Lord's gift to him on film. A few minutes later the scene totally capturing the beauty of the moment felt...rare. I believe it was Confucius who once said, "Everything has its beauty, but not everyone sees it." So it can indeed feel rare. Last week I purposed myself to spend the day trying to find beauty in everything. I will tell you this, it is much like practicing gratitude, it totally changes your perspective on everything. Life just felt lighter, smelled better and sounded sweeter.

Thus my lead in to continue to write out my 1000 Gifts.

Thank you Father for...

190. The beauty of both the sunrise and sunset.

191. A family full of people finding their passions.

192. Hope when my physical body is failing me.

193. Big bearlike hugs from my man.

194. Your Word that is like a balm to my soul.

195. Friendships that brings immense joy.

196. Freedom that rings in my home after many years of not resounding at all.

197. Our pets that brings us a unique kind of joy.

198. The coolness of the change in season, albeit slowly here in Florida.

199. The quiet sounds of early morning when I spend my time with You!

"And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him." Colossians 3:17 ESV


Michelle said...

I too enjoyed the view of that sunset and found several friends pics of it throughout the web! I love that our Father blesses us with an amazing world and creation to enjoy. Enjoy today friend.

Lisa said...

What a beautiful picture captured by your son! I have just started playing around with photography and my favorite subject is nature - God truly created a masterpiece. Great list of God's gifts today. Many blessings!

thejoyproject40 said...

I just love your Superhero mom description! Absolutely priceless!! Thanks for sharing such a beautiful photograph and how precious that it was taken by your weatherman!

Alida said...

What a great shot...awesome job, Brendan!!

I found you over on Ann's blog. I am counting too.

joy and blessings to you,