Life is beautiful

He has made everything beautiful it its time. Ecc. 3:11a

If beauty is in the eye of the beholder then if we want a more beautiful life we can choose to stretch our definitions of beauty so that we can behold more of it. Our tastes in art, architecture, clothing, style, etc. vary greatly. Traits in people that are considered attractive may vary among cultures. Certain flowers, dog breeds, and other patterns in nature are more and less appealing to certain individuals. What is beautiful beyond what we’ve considered? Finding the surprising, unexpected beauty in ordinary objects and people is a big part of living the life He is making beautiful for us rather than defaulting to the mundane ugliness of this fallen world.

Lord, help me to look for the beauty You’ve made, especially when I don’t recognize it at first.