Beauty Brings Joy

As one of my recurring social media posts, I share a weekly picture of flowers and plants and landscapes that I’ve taken over the years.

Like all of my posts, I brainstorm and try to share something encouraging or helpful.

I knew the pictures I had taken were beautiful and soothing to me, so I started brainstorming a witty phrase to tag them. And I’m grateful God gave me this phrase:

Made you a PBnJ…Pause…Breathe…nJoy.©

Recently, someone commented about how pretty that particular flower picture was, and I responded with:

” Not sure what kind of flower, but it caught my eye. Guess it’s like everything in life: flowers, trees, and even people — we don’t have to know their names to see their beauty.”

I’m always amazed, and thankful, when God lets me write words that also encourage and help me.

I don’t have to be able to “name” something, or understand why it is the way it is.

All I have to do is pause.

Pause long enough to find its beauty.

And with that beauty, comes joy.

What encourages you and helps you see the beauty in others?

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Joni Vance is an award-winning author of fiction, essay, and poetry. She loves mystery, history, and how God reveals Himself every day.


May God reveal the mystery of His love in your life story.

4 thoughts on “Beauty Brings Joy

  1. The Bible, prayer, time with other Christians. I also try to see others as Jesus may see them. I know I can’t do that fully, but it helps.

    • Thanks, Tim. We all need help in finding the beauty in others and when life doesn’t seem so beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Anyone that points me toward God becomes beautiful to me.

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