I stumbled upon this image yesterday and it absolutely captivated me. The magnitude of beauty and grace exuding from these three little princesses astounded me, the strength.. the poise.. the perfection and concentration.. yet appearing so effortless and graceful. The hours of practice.. the dedication.. the passion, all of it spoke to me in one moment from this single photograph. It made me think, that just like these little girls, so talented and inspiring, we each carry inside us sooooo many amazing unique gifts and abilities to inspire others. Just as I look at these little ladies, I am challenged.. to open my eyes wider.. and to see the beauty and grace in those around me.
This is Cody below..
He's nine years old and although he hasn't got full use of his legs, there is nothing that can stop him achieving what's set in his heart. What a champion! His philosophy: Nothing is impossible! Imagine what this planet would be like if we were ALL flourishing, thriving and operating fully in the gifts and purposes God created us for.
When we flourish in our giftings, we release joy. When we do what we're created to do, we exude beauty and grace. And it blesses other people. Do you know how amazing you are?! You are a walking miracle! A masterpiece, created specifically, intricately, with a very special purpose in mind. And I pray you would truly know what that is! :)
For he chose you in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love he predestined you for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will— to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given you in the One he loves.
Beauty and grace all around today. :)