Find a daily something beautiful
For lack of a better word I will say quest. I’m on a quest to find something daily that makes life beautiful. With all my schedules and my never ending todo list the minute I wake up I go and go and by the end of the week I’m exhausted. So I need to find a little something each day whether it’s a just 10 minutes of calm in the morning or a quiet time on my own after work. Because this is a challenge I don’t know how it’s going work out but I will try and share most of the details here. Please keep reading to find out what my ‘a daily something beautiful’ was this weekend.
Do-it-yourself spring flower arrangement
While I do not know anything about flower arrangements, I know how to cut and dip them in jar of water, and I know what I like in flower arrangement. This is my second attempt at flower arrangement. My first attempt was over a year ago it was small and I thought it was messy. Following a week of feeling ill the plan this weekend was to do nothing physical or stressful. But focus on finding some calm and just let my body rest . So that’s what I did, well mostly.
If I was not going to accomplish anything in these two days I wasn’t about to waste a glorious day by staying in the house. So I went for a long walk. Just to admire the new season and to feel the wonder of nature coming to life. It was magical. I felt calm. A gentle soothing breeze, an easy sun and the sound of bees buzzing on fresh bloom, reminded me of the beauty and grace of our Lord.
As I explored the deeps of the woods it took me back to growing up in small village in Kenya. A place I’m happy to call home, a place that my mom often calls a ‘sleeping village’ with no electricity or running water, life was simple at its best and beautiful. Like a calm flowing stream of cold water with your feet inside. I sat down by this stream. Taking deep gentle breaths slowly forgetting all the worries of life and soaking on the sweet scent and the embrace of amazing grace. I was happy to experience a unique sense of love.
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: He leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul..
This weekend I found something, something small, something beautiful about life, calm, the flowers. I picked these bunch of flowers from the woods and made this beautiful arrangement. Which I’m quite happy with. And with such a wonder I look forward to the new week and hope you have the best week and that you find a daily something beautiful.