beauty| day nine

I love beauty.

Don’t we all?

Why do we starve ourselves, acquire a closet full of clothes we don’t wear, spend half an hour painting over our skin in the mornings?

We love beauty. I am madly in love with beautiful things, and lately I’ve been realizing that doesn’t mean the perfect wardrobe or that body on the magazine or finally mastering liquid eyeliner.

No, I love a simpler beauty.

Leaves crunching underfoot. Fresh flowers on my coffee table. Christmas lights around my window. A sky streaked a million different shades. The vibrant green of leaves with sunlight filtering through. The space in between you and me when we allow each to breathe, to be, to let go.

I love this beauty, and it feeds my soul in a way that nothing else does. I chase it with words and try to feel that I, too, can be a part of something beautiful. Something that lets your heart exhale just a little bit.

And this is the invitation He has given me – to be part of something beautiful. To make beauty with Him, to be a part of the beautiful plan that He is unfolding day by day. And I don’t understand it, and I can’t make any sense of it most of the time, but it’s beautiful. So I’ll keep chasing.

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you can learn about my 31 days series here. thanks to Jennifer Landman for today’s word. you can drop me a word @hannahboning or in the comments. and please, for goodness sake, stop giving me food words. that was one time. 

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