Friday, May 25, 2012

Opportunity {Five Minute Friday}

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The total the cashier gave me at the register of Lowe’s made me gasp. Really? It didn’t seem like I had purchased that many flowers.

And then I realized there were bunches of window boxes still left to plant and fill. Yikes.

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I stood at home a bit later and looked at the barren and pitiful looking boxes on my deck. Knowing how much it would cost to fill them made my heart hurt.

Especially after looking in the face of poverty, knowing the hope that a few dollars offers, and contemplating the true value of my money.

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Yes, I want my home to look beautiful {and it’s ok to have it be pretty}. But this year {and maybe in years to come as well}, we’re going to take the opportunity to share the beauty with another family.

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The flowers may not abound in the window boxes, but as I plant some herb seeds and leave one box barren, the new sprouts will be a daily be reminder of TRUE beauty and the opportunity to make an eternal difference in the life of a child.

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