Monday, March 26, 2012

beauty in a new perspective

This weekend as we were sitting outside my mood was kind-of off despite the beautiful sunshine because I didn't get my required allotment of sleep the night before (how silly am I?). So I went walking around the yard and this is what I saw...


Not exactly anything to get all excited about, right? {I mean, besides the fact that we're fortunate to have a house and yard and, and, and...} Then I decided to change my perspective a bit and this is what I found...





It's amazing what you can find when you get up and change your perspective, isn't it? God sure taught me a lesson this weekend...I'm learning to be joyful in even the little things like a blooming flower and sunshine behind the clouds. Who cares if I didn't get enough sleep? There's always tomorrow and TODAY I have too much to be thankful for.

8 comments:

  1. Beautiful pictures Amy! And a good reminder to enjoy everything! :)

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  2. Those are gorgeous photographs!

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  3. Very nice flowers Amy! I love taking pictures of our trees in the spring too, when the buds are becoming flowers and leaves. It certainly reminds me of God's handiwork and helps to put so much into perspective. They always remind me of Amy Grant's song, "Doubly Good to You", (http://www.bing.com/music/songs/search?q=amy+grant+doubly+good+to+you&songID=6390A900-0100-11DB-89CA-0019B92A3933&qpvt=amy+grant+doubly+good+to+you&FORM=DTPMUA)and Matthew 6:28-29. It's easy in this life to get hung up on stuff, but these simple pleasures serve as a wonderful reminder of our blessings. Oh and I love your cloud picture too! Awesome shot!

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    1. Amen! Thanks for sharing Christopher!

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  4. I often have to remind myself to change my perspective. I get so caught up in feeling sorry for myself sometimes. It's silly, I know. I shouldn't have to remind myself of how blessed I am, of how much the Lord has given us. But, I do. A lot. When I get in these (ridiculous) moods, it's good for me to sit on our front porch and take in the beauty around me, and remind myself of all that we have.

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    1. Thank you so much Alison...glad to know I'm not alone!

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  5. Amy this is amazing and beautiful! Congrats!
    Kristy Hagemeier

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  6. I like the fresh buds, They are just starting to bloom here too!

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