I snapped this picture on our Sunday drive nearly a week ago and have been thinking about it since. Sounds silly, right? Hear me out.
Inspiration, for me, often comes in unexpected places. It can be a song, a long drive, a color. This time it came in the form of an inconspicuous tiny golden leaf. When I picked up the leaf from the floor of my van it was slightly crumpled. No doubt carried in on the bottom of someones shoe. I was immediately drawn to it's bright yellow hue. Upon closer inspection I saw all the minuscule veins running from the stem up to the tippity top. It was small, for sure. But there was a lot more going on inside that little leaf than could be seen at first glance. It had a purpose. It was intricate. It was beautiful.
I believe we are all surrounded by beautiful things like that tiny gold leaf everyday. Things like a kind smile from a stranger or a favorite flower in bloom. For me, that day, it was a leaf. These reminders are here to help us find the beauty. We just have to be willing to see the beauty. We have to open our eyes, get past ourselves and see.
Wishing you all a beautiful weekend.