Five Minute Friday: Beauty

I’m linking up once again to The Gypsy Mama’s 5 minute Friday because to be honest, five minutes is all I can manage on summer break. It may have taken a little longer than five due to a few interruptions involving a six year old and some chocolate chip muffins.  
Here are the rules:
    1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
    2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
    3. Get a little crazy with encouragement for the five minuter who linked up before you.

Prompt: Beauty (or How to Love the Unlovely)

I can talk about beauty. I wake up to it every day, to emerald waters against snow capped mountain, to rolling green hills and alpine forest. I live in a place that can only be described as God breathed. No man could create such a thing.

But, as life is temporary, so is my situation. It’s likely that we’ll be leaving Switzerland to move back to our adopted home state of NJ next year. Cue the weeping and gnashing of teeth. I don’t find much beauty in a place populated by strip malls and highways. My husband says we need to bloom where we are planted, and after I resist the urge to poke him in the eyeball with a fork, because obviously he is blind anyway, I try to see what beauty can be found there.

I try to look past the never ending skyline of suburbia and see to the heart of my home. I see beauty in the well worn path to the home of a dear friend, beauty in my place of worship and in freedom, and beauty in knowing that familiarity does not actually breed contempt, it breeds a sense of belonging.


Head on over to Lisa-Jo’s and read more about beauty. The real kind.