I’m always reminding myself that perspective is so important in my response to situations. Depending on the perspective, things might be worse than they are, or better than they are. I was pondering something the other day and kept having to remind myself that I needed to keep the details in perspective.
Ironically, a few minutes later, A comes into the house with her hands behind her back and a bit of a blushing smile. At first I wasn’t sure what she was up to, then she pulled out from behind her back a “bouquet” of flowers. More likely weeds, but regardless, to this little 5 year old, they were a beautiful bouquet of flowers picked specially just for her Momma. It made my heart smile, especially to see the sheepish grin turn into a full face eye twinkling grin.
Over the next ten minutes, I received several more “bouquets” of these wildflowers (or weeds) picked from our “yard.” It was just as if the Good Lord had blessed me through my children at that moment to remind me that I need to keep life in perspective in my responses to things. What I might have overlooked as a nuisance, they found a beautiful gift for their Momma. And it really did warm my heart. Because I am loved by my children, my husband, my Savior, my family and friends. Yes, life is beautiful. Just like these flowers.