Thursday, April 30, 2009
Seeing the beauty in every day...
One of the things I've tried to do with my children is to teach them that there is beauty all around us, if we will just slow down enough to see it. Imagine my surprise when I uploaded pictures to my computer and found these sweet little pictures among my more mundane ones. The bright yellow finch is eye-catching, but they also saw the little brown one, too. Notice how little they are, using the ice-cream stick as a measure of scale. They're just tiny.
Apparently, Valiant and Buttercup spied these little beauties outside our kitchen window when Valiant was making breakfast for us all. They were struck by their beauty and ran to get the camera. No, their pictures weren't the best quality, but so what? I was so touched that they wanted to be sure I saw the little birds. My children remind me to slow down and I pass the reminder along to you.
So, from my children to your heart: Don't forget to see the beauty in your everyday lives...it is there, you just need to be open to it.