Tuesday, August 05, 2014

One Small Thought

"I have come to realize, that the radiance of the rose and the whiteness of the lily do not take away the fragrance of the little violet or the delightful simplicity of the daisy.  Perfection consists in being what God wants us to be." ~ Therese

Every flower in the Garden of Life is loved by the Master Gardener. One is not better than the other, nor more radiant or useful. Each has her unique shape and colour ... each her own signature fragrance.

Each has her best place in which to flourish in the garden... some in full sun, some in shady nooks, some in clusters, others on vines. Some bloom in soft Spring, others in the height of summer, and others still wait...some may call her a late bloomer, but no, no, she's just in time to fill autumn with brilliant scarlet and burgundy.
It's so easy to compare ourselves to others, whether personally or as bloggers. Too often I have done that, but this little thought by Therese gives me cause to pause... and wonder... and to see how foolish, really, it is to compare our own kind of beauty to the beauty of others. Each one special. Each one loved for her own special features... all without taking away anything from the gloriousness of the other. How delightfully liberating.

Celebrating you... me... us...
with hugs and a gentle kiss atop thy heads,  

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  1. Oh yes. If only we could see ourselves as loved as God loves us, each one unique, each one valued. Beautiful thoughts, Brenda.

  2. Hello dear Brenda. Thank you for this lovely, delightful post - your words today were a blessing to my heart.

    Enjoy your afternoon! Hugs

  3. Such a lovely post, Brenda. Than you.

  4. Brenda, what I have enjoyed the most about blogging in my short time, is the wonderful differences from one blog to another, learning about various personalities and interests. My frustration comes from finding some neat little button or doodad and trying to figure out how to make it work on my blog! I'm loving it, and certainly enjoying your wonderful posts.

  5. This is a beautiful analogy Brenda. It has taken me a long time to learn this, and I sometimes still struggle with it.

  6. Such lovely thoughts today, Brenda, and a wonderful reminder to appreciate the uniqueness and beauty of each other and ourselves. Thank you for the sweet inspiration - I am smiling. Hugs xo Karen


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