I am back home after a short but sweet visit with my mom and sister. My mom is settling into her new home and environment nicely even though there is still much left to do. It is so hard to decide what to display and what to leave packed a way.
Sometimes seeking beauty among our possessions is a daunting task. Every treasure pulled out of a box has it's accompanying memory.
It is already so easy to think of how my dad would have handled a situation or how he would insist on peace when new strife arises. His missing presence seems to grow stronger with each passing day, especially with family gathered round.
I went out this morning to find some beauty among the tired garden to share with you. What was fresh and new just a month ago is now beginning to fade.
Such is the cycle of life...what seems to occupy every waking thought will begin to be a wonderful memory. New memories will be formed, not to replace the old, but to remind us to seek beauty in every season of life.
It is so important to remember that new chapters in life are filled with loveliness even amongst the withered leaves. We can't control what life brings or how others respond or act in any situation but we can continue to seek beauty every day.
It's out there, if we have eyes willing to seek it out.
Have a wonderful weekend.