Senior Life

That Kind of Beautiful

Have you ever baked a cake and had it fall? Since it came out imperfect you throw it away? Or are you someone who finds a way to salvage it because regardless of the way it appears on the outside, the inside is good? How much does perfection mean to you? Do you look for it in others and in yourself?

I believe today’s culture puts too much emphasis on perfection. Women are having surgery and injections in an effort to “improve” how they look. If only they understood God created each of us and in His eyes we are beautiful just as we are. God doesn’t make mistakes.

There is nothing we can do to stop our bodies from aging. We need to learn to embrace the changes. True beauty is not found in outward appearance, but shines from within those who believe Jesus Christ was crucified, buried, and rose again. That’s the kind of beauty others notice. Let’s be that kind of beautiful!

Dear Lord, When I find it hard to love others, and when I find it difficult to love myself, remind me of how much You love me. Amen.

Morning Thoughts

Morning Inspiration – God’s Postcards

I’m looking at a perfectly beautiful morning view through my window. It’s like God’s postcard to me. Each morning I receive a new one. Each different, yet beautiful. Pictures of the world He created.

When he placed me in this condo, He already had planned for these unique gifts He would bless me with. I’m so grateful. I’ve heard beauty is in the eyes of the beholder, but who could not look at this view and find it beautiful? I suppose some people might compare it to a beach view and find it lacking, or to a mountain view and feel it disappointing. But all God’s creatiions are beautiful! Even you and me.

What we sometimes miss is the beauty to be found in each different view God provides throughout the day. Each one given to each individual is unique! Lifting my cup of tea and wishing you a day to appreciate the postcards God sends you.