Sunday, July 13, 2014

I have a testimony: Beauty in familiarity

Sometimes, it's fun to do the new and exciting. Sometimes, you want to rearrange your room or cut and dye your hair or buy a new outfit that's totally different from your usual style. Sometimes, you can't wait to move on to the next stage in your life and have new experiences with new friends.

And don't. (Well no duh, Marie-Rose, we knew that)

The other day, I was driving home, and the beauty of my neighborhood really struck me. I've never considered it pretty before - I don't live in a place that's usually praised for its beauty - but that day it was absolutely gorgeous. Why? Because it was so familiar. I see those streets practically every day, but I rarely pause to admire them.

It was a "stop and smell the roses" kind of day :)

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Going off to college this fall, I have a lot of moments like that - moments where I suddenly appreciate something I've always taken for granted. In a way, it makes me sad that I have to be about to leave before I really love what I already have.

And d'you know what? I have a testimony that our Earth was created by Divine hands, as was everything on the Earth. Not just the extraordinarily beautiful things, but the ordinarily beautiful ones too. So enjoy the beauty around you, especially if you've never noticed that beauty before :)

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    1. Oh I love this idea! I wish I could've appreciated my old residence more, but now that I'm gone I miss it. I guess what I should do now is be grateful for the familiarity in my home and the friendships I now have, because it's easy to forget how blessed we are. :)

      1. You're very right :) I'm trying to enjoy my friends and my hometown as much as possible before leaving for college....

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