A dear friend sent me a letter and handmade card in the mail today.
On the outside of the card
was a cut out picture of a hummingbird in mid-flight.
Its wings were a
while its little shaped beak
deep into a flower.[/en]
“The world will be saved by beauty.”
I smiled when I saw it
both with my face and my heart.
Looking at it
reminded me of all the beauty of this world.
I thought about the beautiful, green forested mountains of my home.
I thought of the fields of Summer wild flowers
blessing the world with their colors.
I thought of the brilliant blue oceans that stretched from horizon to horizon.
I thought of the sunsets in the desert
with their deep, rich reds and glorious golds.
I thought of the endless variety of animals
from green hummingbirds,
to white polar bears,
to gray wolves,
to lightening bugs.
I thought of the silver moon
smiling down from the sky
surrounded by a sea of stars.
I knew that
it wasn’t the beauty of any of these things that would save the world.
It was instead the beauty of human souls filled with light and love.
It was these souls so full of love for life,
for each other,
and for this world
that would save our planet.
It was the love working through people like these
that would in the end make this world the place it was truly meant to be.
My friend who sent me the card is one of these people.
She, her husband and her family are going through so many struggles right now.
Still, she continues to share her love
and make this world a better place every single day.
She continues to work to save our home
by giving it the beauty of her soul.
She continues to shine her light.
May we all do the same.