“Never lose an …

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“Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything beautiful, for beauty is God’s handwriting.”
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

I love this quote. We live in such a busy time with a strong emphasis on due dates and deadlines. It seems like everyone is in a whirlwind rush, and we often zoom through our days, so fast until they all blur together like a child’s water color painting. It’s so important to take the time to notice the simple beauty in a day. Not only does it teach us to slow down and absorb the creation that God continually lays out before us, but it makes each day more enjoyable. Look for the beauty in life, I promise that it’s there. If you have to wake up for an 8am class, take a look at the beautiful sunrise in the sky…not even the winner of art prize could paint it on his or her canvas. Appreciate the delicate petals of the flower growing between your sidewalk crack…beauty appears in unexpected places as a blessing. I honestly think that God sneaks these beautiful things into our days like a mom slipping a note into her child’s lunchbox so they can read it at school. It’s like God is deepening His dimples and beaming at us as He creates beauty in our day; I can only picture how much joy it brings Him when we discover it. So open up your lunchbox today; you might be surprised to see what you find.

-Kelly Doles

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