“Stop! Back up!”
The car skidded to a stop in the dirt. Dennis backed up, and I jumped out, camera in hand.
He patiently (I think) followed me down the long drive, stopped and waited while I tiptoed through mud and scrambled over briars seeking beauty in the broken and the barren and the brown.
I think the lilacs are confused. It’s January, and it’s not that warm. Really.
For a few moments, I forgot about my ungloved icy fingers. I forgot that I had good shoes on over nylon knee-highs (now drooped around my ankles.) I forgot that my unzipped, simulated black leather jacket flapped in the wind. I forgot that my gray sweater had a scooped neck and only three-quarter length sleeves. It might not have been the smartest health moment, but it only took 10 minutes.
And though the wind tousled my hair, when I got back in the car, I felt like someone had run a brush through my snarled emotions.
I felt refreshed in body and spirit.
And I saw God!
Are you frazzled? Frayed a bit around the edges? Take just ten minutes to seek out some beauty in the midst of today’s tangles. Look at things from a different perspective. You might be surprised what you find.
Last year Saturdays were for snapshots. I’m trying something new. It just came to me today–this idea of health snippets. It turns out I have a lot of photos anyway. I might change my mind. We’ll see how it goes.