Saturday, February 4, 2012

Whatever is Lovely

There is so much joy and beauty to be discovered each day, not just in the major events or the world-altering experiences, but also in the simple, the short, and the small. Everyday occurances and details that warm our hearts and encourage our spirits. Little moments and ordinary events that give us strength and courage to press on, reminding us that life is beautiful. They bring the sparks of color and bursts of joy that we need to keep going.

A few things that encouraged my heart this week:

Lunch with profs - because they speak profound words of wisdom and truth without even realizing it.

D minor - because it aches with sorrow yet communicates a deep sense of peace.

Crumpled paper - for reasons unknown.

Bach - because I get lost in the complexity and overwhelmed by the beauty.

Timely notes of encouragement - because words are incredibly powerful.

Saturday morning coffee dates - because we all need motivation to wake up on a Saturday.

"He has made everything beautiful in its time." - Ecclesiastes 3:11

[Soli deo gloria]