We think of framing in terms of photography or pictures we hang on our walls or even in construction. How often do we think of it in terms of our life?
The origins of the word framing mean to be useful or make ready for use. It struck me this morning that we can frame our lives, we can decide each day how to frame the picture of our life. This thought led me to research the origin of the word and I’m so thankful I did. “To make ready for use”. It’s so simple yet so profound to me. To make my life one that is ready for use. We get to determine how we do that for ourselves, what our framing looks like in the construction of who we are.
Living in Florida where we don’t really get seasons or the vibrant colors of fall I often get sidetracked by how much I want to be where there are seasons, where trees all around are covered in the boldest colors. This morning as I walked the photo below jumped out at me, the leaves a perfect frame. The colors not as bold as other states may get, but still giving me a bit of the color I long for. Also giving me a reminder that this may not be where I want to be, but I can enjoy what I have here and build the framework to be where I want to be.
Right now I’m incredibly grateful for the ability to see, to really enjoy the beauty the colors of the world. To make my life ready for use in helping others see the beauty, in building the framework for the world I want to create. In this chaotic world where we are often oblivious to the beauty, I want to spotlight it, to share it. To hopefully help inspire others just as I’ve been inspired. This one little photo this morning reminded me that my passion doesn’t need to be a career, it can simply be a way of life.
Thank you for letting me share my thoughts and the world I see with you.
Much love and gratitude!