Thursday, August 18, 2011

5 Minute... Thursday: Beauty

Here is my third effort at the 5 minute challenge. It was written on Tuesday (August 16, 2011). The word for this week's challenge is "beauty". I had thought about this word for a bit. I wrote and then added the pictures afterward - some old posted previously in this blog, some old never posted in this blog, and one newly created just for this post.

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. What one sees as beautiful, another may dismiss. Most people think in terms of humanity. Humanity ages over time and eventually fades away. What then constitutes as beauty?

Beauty is all around us even in the midst of a severe year-long drought.

Beauty is the touch of fabric, cutting it all up and turning it into a work of art (quilt).

Beauty is seeing the result of your efforts turning into a successful delicious reality.

Beauty is watching a kitty dream and seeing sunlight through fur.

Beauty is seeing children in laughter.

Beauty is… simply put… God’s creation. He created us and the world around us. He’s the Creator. He made us in His image. Therefore, we are creators ourselves. To suppress passion and interests is to suppress God himself. We must be careful to not turn them into idols; but, we are to be all that we can be in Him.

Beauty is soul deep – unique to each and every one of us.
1. Take five minutes and just write without criticizing your words, yourself or your story. Just write without worrying if it’s just right or not.
2. Link back here to share your unedited stories.
3. Go visit, read, and compliment the person who shared right before you.

Photo Credits:
  1. Lee Ann; 6/1/2011
  2. Lee Ann; 8/16/2011
  3. Dan; 4/11/2010
  4. Lee Ann; 3/9/2011
  5. Dan; 12/31/2008