Friday, October 21, 2011

Days of Beauty: Beautiful Words

Proverbs 25:11,
"A word aptly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver."

I sat at our kitchen table to write one of our Compassion children and noticed how pretty and colorful the paper they sent this time was. I loved the little artwork of a bird and a woman tending a garden and I wrote to this sweet girl about how God tends our own hearts and how He cares for even the little birds - how much more His people?! (PS: You can now write letters to your sponsor children online creating your own stationery and uploading your own pictures!)

Later in the day, it took me no more than five minutes to haul a few things out in the back yard to set up this cute writing spot. I was just wanting to create some beauty and capture some beauty in photos. And, I did sit in this place and write a note to a new friend.

And, I just have to say that in the creating of this little piece of beauty to capture in photos - I was so energized and refreshed. I had that alive feeling again. It was so worth the few minutes I spent doing it!

Back to words though, words can have such a beautiful effect on us can't they?
We can read something that really hit home with something that has been fresh or heavy on our hearts. We can hear a snip of encouragement that can carry us though. We can receive beautiful words and yes, we can give them!

I have a big stash of beautiful DaySpring cards - remember when I won a bunch of them? I love to look through that growing-smaller-stack and be reminded of a sweet certain friend who may be blessed by the words it provides.

And, to include a handwritten note. If you are like me, you open a handwritten piece of mail before something computer generated! It just creates a little more excitement - it is more personal and someone took the time to write or speak or share.

These kind of words are beautiful indeed! And, a phrase jumps in here from something a friend shared years ago possibly from the Five Aspects of Woman Bible Study.
But, I'm reminded of words that are life-giving.

Life-giving words?
Oh, what sweet beauty!


angie said...

If there were beauty languages like the 5 love languages, mine would definately be "words." I love to read handwritten notes, books, and subtitles during movies.
How intentional of you to take advantage of the fall weather in taking this letter writing outdoors.
(Love your handwriting!)

ASC said...

Love this so much!