Have you ever woken up feeling hum...not so happy. No one hurt you, nothing annoyed you yet there's just this feeling of unhappiness. You know that "I-don't-care-about-whatever-and-talk-to-me-if-you-wanna-get-a-smack-in-the-face" type of attitude? Yeah. That's pretty much how I was feeling yesterday.
Well, that is not a good place to be in, especially for us women and truth be told it sucks when you feel like that. You feel like nothing can really cheer you up. I mean I looove chocolate but not even the thought of getting a Cardburry could make me feel better. I prayed, I listened to music, I read, I painted, you name it! I did pretty much most of the things I enjoy doing on a daily basis but I was still feeling down so in the late afternoon I decided to go for a walk. Didn't help so I went back home asking myself all sorts of philosophical questions. I finally got inside the complex where I stay and I suddenly heard one of the kids shouting my name and running towards me. Children tend to be "magnetizing" towards me which is why I really enjoy working with them. Anyway that child came running into my arms, she gave me a big hug and said:"I got you a flower!" with one of the biggest and most genuine smiles I've ever encountered. She then handed me the flower.
Touched by her gesture, I looked at the flower and took it but I couldn't help but notice how small and simple it was yet it created this roller coaster of emotions within me as that late afternoon, that little child was the vessel God used to show me that He cares, that I matter, that He loves me. She could have given the flower to anyone but she chose to give it to me and that right there made me smile. It made my day as my mood all of a sudden made a complete U-turn from this dull and melancholic road to a colorful and cheerful highway.
So I looked at the flower again and that time I went beyond the walls of its physicality and understood that beauty is indeed found in simplicity.
Till next time!