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Isn’t it Beautiful?

“Isn’t it BEAUTIFUL mama?”  That’s how my little nugget, Zane described the “flower” he gave me.

What do you think?  Do you think it’s beautiful?  The flower in the picture above…

…it IS a flower isn’t it?

He picked this flower just for me while he was on a bike ride with Rachel, our nanny.  Actually, she told me that he asked her to help him pick it, how sweet.  Once he got it in his hand, he pedaled carefully on his bike all the way home; very cautious to eliminate any chance of having the fuzzy parts blow off.  He was successful…

…it arrived PERFECT!

When I got home and saw this flower sitting on our kitchen counter in the plastic cup full of water, my heart melted!  After he gave me the flower I thought to myself, “While on a bike ride, would I have thought…THAT was beautiful?”  Probably NOT.  But, now that I have it, now that I’ve received it as a gift – I think it’s beautiful!

Why?  Because of the heart behind it.  the motive.  the thoughtfulness.  the joy.

What I’m noticing is this:  As I GROW I gain different perspective.  With different perspective comes NEW realities and NEW truth.  With the NEW realities and NEW truth comes a greater appreciation.  With that greater appreciation I see more things BEAUTIFUL!

I would definitely say that the things I find beautiful today are extremely different than that of 5 years ago.  What I hadn’t notice as beautiful before, has NOW become beautiful to me.

I’m not just talking about the flower I received.  I’m talking about people. art. words. relationships. places. music. frogs. bad experiences.  {YES…bad experiences are now beautiful!}.  The saying – Beauty is in the eye of the beholder – has a more profound meaning to me these days…I’ve got different eyes!

I love the journey of growth.  I am grateful.  I am lovin’ MY BEAUTIFUL flower!

Question:  What is beautiful in your eyes?  Has your perspective of what is beautiful evolved, is it evolving?  Share your comment by clicking here.

This post was “refreshed” from the achieves originally shared June 2010

AboutTeri Johnson

Teri is a writer, speaker, and sought-after personal growth expert. She enjoys running and taking pictures. Great conversations while sipping coffee and soaking up as many sunsets as she can, make her tick. She's passionate about helping others; an encourager and a cheerleader to many. Teri lives a joy-filled life deeply devoted to her husband, her two boys, and her relationship with God.
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  1. I have to admit I wasn’t a “natural” baby person. Since I gave birth to four of them they are now a magnet for me. I see beauty in their little parts. Beauty in their potential. Beauty in their uniqueness. That’s why I pray I always see my girls as my babies…

  2. Amy Alves says:

    Teri!
    This was BEAUTIFUL! I’m SO thankful for God’s grace and so many opportunities to see beauty EVERY DAY! ~ Blessings out sister, Amy

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