I opened the dishwasher to put the clean dishes away, and I was struck by the beauty of the colors. I grabbed my phone and snapped a quick picture.
I want to always be able to see beauty in ordinariness.
I love to do things in my home that speak beauty to those of us who live here. Sometimes, its a matter of changing things around, so on Saturday, while it rained outside and Tim and Kyle were helping my dad with a project, I played. I made a wreath for over my bed -
so I could bring the watercolor painting of Williamsburg out to the living room. Soon I'll be bringing out the navy blue pillow shams and changing the look of the bed.
I cooked, I cleaned, I cut lilacs for the table.
When we do these things in our homes, we are loving our families, the guests who come, and ourselves. We are providing an atmosphere of beauty, love, and welcome.
Kyle asked me on Friday, why I like to mow the grass. I answered him, "Because I like to make it look nice."
It satisfies a need in my heart to beautify my surroundings.
I hope that you find beauty in your everyday life and in ordinary things.