I’m having trouble writing right now.
We found out on Wednesday that my brother passed away. I haven’t cried much yet. This grief is so different from what I’ve experienced before. It’s just a sorrow that sits like a pit in my stomach; a feeling of shock and sadness that I can’t completely process yet.
I know I’m not the only one having a hard time right now. These are tough times for everyone, and I thought we could all use some reminders of the beauty in the world around us.
With that in mind, I thought I’d share some of the flowers that are popping up around my yard right now. I hope they brighten your day.
Our daffodils are always some of the first blooms we have, and seeing their sunny ‘faces’ after the cold months of winter always bring joy to my heart. They’re a reminder that while we may have to sit in the dark for a while, there’s light at the end of those dark times.
Just as these Jonquils popped up from the hard ground, surrounded by dead grass and leaves, beauty can sprout from the hard ‘ground’ of our lives. Whether that hard ‘ground’ is our health, difficult times, or something else that seems never-ending, we can still find glimpses of beauty if we are attuned to our surroundings.
When the Periwinkle blooms it spreads a purple carpet across the yard (even those naturalized areas that are just left to their own devices). Maybe we can take a lesson from this hardy ground cover and spread beauty (and kindness) wherever we go too.
I absolutely love these two-toned daffodils. They remind me of how God works, even in nature, to put things together to complement one another. In the same way, when we work together we can bring something wonderful out of even the most trying circumstances. As we go through these next few weeks – or months – let’s work together to make our world a better place.
If you’ve written an uplifting post, or shared images of things that lift your spirits, I’d like to invite you to share your links in the comments section below. It doesn’t have to be a new post – whenever it was written, if you have a hopeFULL post, I’d love for you to share it.
Let’s make this comment thread “Good News” central!