As we waited patiently – or perhaps not so patiently – behind a grimy, black, dirty mini garbage truck on the way to school, two of my boys at the same time exclaimed “Look at that flower!” I couldn’t see anything so my response was ‘Where?’ As the truck took the corner, I too could see it. On the side of the grotty looking truck someone had wedged a fake bright pink gerbera flower. It looked stunning.
This weekend may you and your children see some beauty amongst the everyday,
some beauty amongst the business,
some beauty as you are waiting,
some beauty in the noise,
some beauty in the quiet –
beauty is all around, waiting to be found.
May you take time to focus on what is good, true and beautiful, even if it is surrounded by grime.