Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Coming December through January: 60 Days of Beauty Project

A few thoughts:
  • I sense, more than ever a deep level of negativity, frustration, anger, and criticism around me.
  • I sense, more than ever a deep level of negativity, frustration, anger, and criticism inside me.
  • Although the Holiday season has its bright and warm moments, the winter months can tend to press in with feelings of depression and hopelessness.
  • I have been wrestling on finding something "fresh" to do on the blog.
These thoughts have come together for me to come up with an unprecedented series on the blog.  I am going to look for at least one time where I am able to say, "That is a thing of beauty" for 60 straight days starting December 1 (running through January 29).  It may come in the form of a story, a picture, a video, a scripture, a quote, a principle, or whatever.
Some may be sappy.
Some may be humorous.
Some may be skin deep.
Some may be much deeper.
Some you may identify with the beauty.
Some may be far from beautiful to you.

My hope is to put up a post daily on my previous day's encounter.  Reality tells me I may not do this 100% of the time.  I will, however seek to identify at least one thing of beauty for every one of 60 days.

Why am I doing this?
  1. I need it.  I need to stop and smell the flowers.  I need to break out of my "stinkin' thinkin'" I have found myself in.
  2. I think along the way as you read, you may be able to find some inspiration or fresh perspective on the amazing beauty of God's creation and the actions of his created where we may, at times, overlook.
Beauty, more than bitterness, makes the heart break.
-Sara Teasdale (America Lyrical Poet) 

1 comment:

Angie said...

I whole heartedly agree. Great idea, Derry! I look forward to reading!