When faced with life's challenges,
it is Important to Remember
that although Daniel was saved from the lions,
he was not saved from the Lion's Den.

Friday, July 5, 2013

Five Minute Friday - Beautiful

We love to just write without worrying if it’s just right or not. For five minutes flat. All on the same topic.
Here’s how we do it:
1. Write for 5 minutes flat with no editing, tweaking or self critiquing.
2. Link back over at Lisa Jo's Place and invite others to join in.
3. Go and tell the person who linked up before you what their words meant to you.  Every writer longs to feel heard.

OK, are you ready? Give us your best five minutes for the prompt:


“The power of finding beauty in the humblest things 
makes home happy and life lovely.” 
~ Louisa May Alcott ~
I love this chance to write about beauty today.  For me, beauty surrounds me.  I see it in the faces of my children, the gentleness of their father.  I see it in the flowers and the trees and that rain that finally washes away the dust upon my mountain.  Beauty is found everywhere I look, but I have to decide to see it.  I have to really pay attention.  Sometimes, it is only there for a fleeting moment, sometimes it stays in my heart forever, but it surrounds me if I will only open my eyes to find it.  I am learning that often, I spend too much time focusing on tomorrow, or on yesterday.  I don't see the beauty in today because I can't find it in the midst of my worries.  When we want to find beauty, we have to focus on this moment.  We have to see the positive potential.  I have daylilies in my garden.  They are beautiful, but the blossoms only last for that one day.  I have different blooms every single morning.  Some are red, some are yellow and some are purple.  They are all beautiful, but if I only focus on one, all the rest would be invisible to me for the next few weeks that they are blooming.  What a shame that would be.  For me, finding beauty is all about leaving the past behind, letting the future take care of itself and focusing on this one simple and beautiful minute.  This moment that God has given to me is a gift, a glory, a beauty.  I just need to open my heart and let it in.


Now it is your turn, don't forget to link back over at Lisa Jo's with the rest of it.  I can't wait to see you there!


  1. Thanks for sharing! I know what you mean...sometimes I don't see the beauty because I am in such a hurry or I am worrying about everything. I just need to pause and focus on God's beautiful creations. :)

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  2. Just very lovely thoughts and learning to enjoy the moment is difficult in our day; oh the joy when we do.