Perspective

Beauty growing among the dying.

My trainer suggested I go for a walk and take a picture of anything that inspires me. He listened to my stressful week and thought a walk might help. He said that it always helps him.

On my walk, I found these beautiful flowers. They reminded me that there is still growth among the pain, sadness, hardship, death and it’s beautiful. My shadow reminded me of my beautiful growth and that all beauty takes time and still grows among the thorns.

Beauty takes time to shine!

Broken Christmas Shows

I spent my Sunday afternoon watching Christmas shows and doing school work.  I am ready for the holidays and like to watch them.  Sometimes I even watch them in the summer.  

 

My favorites I watched are:  A Year Without a Santa Claus, Rudolph’s Shiny New Year, and Nestor, The Long Eared Christmas Donkey.  After enjoying these awesome movies, I realized how in each one of these shows there is someone who is broken.  

 

In A Year Without a Santa Claus, there were a lot of broken people, but together all their brokenness helped each other accomplish a miracle by sticking together.  In Rudolph’s Shiny New Year, Rudolph and Baby New Year are broken.  They both have things they were created with that other people have a problem with.  They both had to overcome their insecurities to move forward and help each other out of trouble.  In Nestor, Nestor was broken.  But he overcame the giants in his life and used his brokenness to carry the greatest gift!

 

I don’t know the writers of these shows and I don’t know what they were thinking when they wrote, but I like to think they were writing to children.  Children and adults need reassurance that their brokenness is useful.  They need to know that God can and will use whatever is broken in your life for good and for the good of others.  They need to know that God created them not perfect but with some flaws, so that He can give them strength to accomplish His purpose for their life and for His glory.

 

Perspective comes from wherever in your life that you are willing to let down your guard and allow God to use. It’s OK to be broken, it’s the way God made you!  Use your brokenness to find your miracle and someone’s blessing.  Even if it’s through a Christmas Show!