Friday, August 13, 2010
The Messy Beautiful
I decided yesterday that my attitude in my home needed changing. Every time I walked into a room in my home and found a "mess" I felt irritated and frustrated. Stress would build. I would get snappy at my family and impatient and unhappy.
I realized that I wasn't choosing to find beauty and thankfulness in the messes.
To change my perspective and renew my mind, I decided to carry my camera around in my pocket to capture the messes. To really *see* beauty in the undone...and as an act of faith, choose thankfulness. To be grateful for my children, for authentic living, for a comfortable home, for daily bread, for grace in my imperfections, for mercy in weakness.
It actually became funny. I started hoping that I would stumble upon a mess so that I could snap a photo and rejoice. It's amazing that when we re-frame a situation--looking at it as good instead of bad--our whole attitude can change. My circumstances don't look any different: messes abound.
The difference is me.