Sep 14, 2011

| life is beautiful

...but not always perfect

Life is beautiful indeed but perfect? 
there's always something that makes it seemingly less so. 
a beautiful morning turned into a clouded, rainy afternoon.
an amazing idea turns out to be more difficult than it first appeares.
a beautiful thought but words will not come.
a craft that is dying to be made but the sewing machine needs a cleaning.   
friendships so wonderful yet may just be for a season.
a dress that is perfect but not the right size.

yes, indeed life is not perfect. but that's what makes it beautiful. the imperfections. like sea glass on a beach. a piece of broken glass smoothed to perfection by the endless waves and sand that beat upon it, turning a jagged piece into a jewel, so goes life.

blue sea glass. a bow strumming a violin. flowers in your hair. the breeze combing through curly locks. a quilt under a tree. a bit of ribbon. lace tying my braid. a homemade bunting strewn through the trees...

the quiet moments, the simple pleasures, the "ah-ha" or "wow" inspired moments - that is all the joy of this simply crazy but short life. life isn't perfect. we all have our good days and bad. crazy and lazy. sunny and rainy.
because life is beautiful.

life is indeed beautiful but we embrace it because God created a beautiful day. 

Psalms 147:1
 Praise the LORD! For it is good to sing praises to our God; For it is pleasant, and praise is beautiful.

*disclaimer all photographs above are from pinterest.


  1. Amen. Beautiful post Grace! Thanks so much for sharing :-)

  2. A lovely post.... couldn't agree more.... :D

  3. so true, in those moments I try and delight in the Lord who is always perfect when I do I see the world differently, I like to think it how He sees us and his creation through the perfect work of His Son.
    Rachel Hope

  4. Simply amazing! Thank you so much for the post. Keep writing these beautiful, short and sweet posts. Just love them!!

  5. Thank you for the great reminder that although life is not perfect, we can still enjoy it and it is beautiful if we take the time to appreciate it.