Seek everyday beauty

Life is full of unexpected, frivolous, everyday beauty.

But you’ll only see it if you slow down enough to notice.

You don’t take time to notice beauty. You make time.

May I seek this today. Amen.


Shortly after I posted this I put Jackson in the Baby Bjørn and headed off for a trip to the bank. (Praise God for checks!) Our bank is about half a mile away, an easy walk. I cruised over there, made my deposits, and was cruising home. About half way back it hit me. I wasn’t acting on my prayer. I was rushing right by so much ordinary beauty. Worse yet– poor Jackson was just along for the ride.

So we stopped. Right on our walk. And looked at leaves on trees. The tiny creases. The pretty colors. I put leaves in JT’s hands. We looked at them closely. Next came flowers. Yellow ones, purple ones, burgundy ones. We took turns smelling the flowers and grinding the petals between our fingers.

Prayer is a verb.

By Adam McLane

Kristen and Adam live in the San Diego neighborhood of Rolando with their three children.

1 comment

  1. Love this post, did some of that on my way home from up north (photographic evidence from my detour through the central Adirondacks ). 

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