I am linking up for the Five Minute Friday. The FMF is hosted by Kate Motaung over at our Five Minute Friday website. Today’s word prompt is “beauty.” We would love to have you join us.
What is beauty? Magazine covers often show women covering up flaws. The skinniest, the most beautiful looking…etc. How are girls or even us as woman suppose to realize our worth is not wrapped up in beauty when we are surrounded by photo shopped images?
Truly, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Beauty comes in all shapes and sizes. Beauty comes because we are all more precious than silver or gold in God’s sight. Even though my momma lives with a mental illness, she is incredibly beautiful. More beautiful than she could ever know! She seriously would give the shirt off of her back to someone in need.
I see beauty everywhere I look. In the delicate flowers in springtime. In youth of every age finding their place in this world. Through the laughter of a toddler. Holding in an infant in my arms. Flowers on my table. The feel of rain upon my face. With a great book and a cup of hot tea in my hand. Through the prairie wind blowing upon my face.
I’ll admit that sometimes I forget to look for this very beauty. And too often, I don’t see myself as beautiful. I get caught up in comparing myself to everyone around me. Yet to God, everyone of us is beautiful! “You are more precious than silver or gold.”
What if we named the beauty we see in each other, wouldn’t the world be a much better more hope-filled place? I see beauty in Barbara doing one of the most difficult things; caring for her loved one, Andrew. I see beauty in you, my mom friends, you are rockstars. I see beauty in those of you who are fighting to see the light.
I see each of you friends and you are beautiful!