This week, a group of friends and I went on a prayer and meditation walk in a local church garden. After a time of much prayer, I started noticing and really appreciating all of the beautiful things around me. Here is a poem I wrote that morning during the walk.
As I Prayed
I saw a red bud tree putting out new leaves
Its days of blooming were passing by,
I saw a blue jay leave its nest
Taking flight in the morning sky.
I saw many things of wonder and beauty
Which readily caught my eye
But then I noticed some other things
That I had been passing by.
I saw a moth resting in the grass
Drying its wings from the morning dew
And I saw the tiniest of purple flowers
As I stopped to tie my shoe.
I saw the handiwork of our Creator
Displayed in so many ways
And I pray I will continue to notice all His beauty
As I go about my day.