Friday, August 12, 2011

5 Minute Friday - BEAUTY

Linking with the Gypsy Mama for 5 Minute Friday

GO.

Beauty.

What is this word that sounds so familiar but has more meaning than the common definition holds?

Camouflaged and hidden under a blanket of misconceptions and false ideals, beauty is really more than meets the eye.

When one knows and is keenly aware of exactly what it is that he is searching to find, the mystery becomes clear and the treasure visible.

Found in the simplest of places, beauty dwells and exists and abounds.

If you just reach your hand out or dare to see or stop to listen you will surely find that six-letter word.

Beauty is born.

Beauty is resurrected.

Beauty is grown.

Beauty is love.

Beauty is God in all things.

And beauty is doing unto God all things.

When you know what you're looking for, you can see.

Beauty in a smile, a laugh, a home unperfected, a life undone and poured out, a soul emptied to fill another, unfavorable places that draw deep and bind together, dishes waiting because dinner was shared, pages torn from overuse.

Purpose to see today. God in all things. Beauty.

STOP.

I must confess, as my words came slowly, my clock ticked past 5 minutes and more. :)


8 friends had this to say:

Farmer's Wyfe said...

Beautiful post. Loved the thought that emptying oneself for the Lord brings beauty. He always fills up the emptiness.

roobo69 said...

Beautiful writing

Traci Michele said...

LOVE it! Thank you.

Amen! I wrote about beautiful feet here: BEAUTIFUL FEET BLOG POST:

http://ordinaryinspirations.blogspot.com/2011/08/beautiful-feet.html

Alexandra said...

Beautiful :) Thanks for sharing this.

Stacy said...

God always speaks to me when I spend time with you here, Shelly. As I read this line, "Beauty is resurrected.", God immediately spoke to my heart His promise to bring beauty from ashes. Beauty...resurrected.
This is a beautifully written post about beauty from someone who is beautiful inside and out. Thank you, sweet Shelly-
Blessings my friend...and Happy Weekend to you!
~Stacy

Deidra said...

Beauty is doing unto God in all things - I like that - wonderful post!

Em said...

Love this post and your beautiful words!! xx

Stacie said...

My fave from today: "Beauty is God in all things. And beauty is doing unto God all things." Well-said!