Easily Overlooked

Recently, I have enjoyed dabbling in photography. There’s something about capturing the beauty of what’s around you. There’s something about capturing a moment.

In the hustle and bustle of life, it’s easy to overlook the small things. It’s easy to keep moving forward instead of pausing to take in what is happening around us.

I do the same thing with people. Sometimes I’m quick to overlook the hearts of those who cross my path. I see them there, but I don’t take the time to invest in them. I don’t take the time to see the beauty within.

Photography has reminded me of the importance of highlighting what is often overlooked.

One evening, while my family and I were taking a walk, I noticed a bright purple flower on top of a thistle. Even though I knew it was a weed, the beauty and intricacy of the flower captured my attention. It would have been easy for me to focus on how that weed didn’t belong in the middle of the grass and how it should be pulled.

Read the rest of the article in the September 2020 issue of Faith on Every Corner.

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