This afternoon we picked the first of our yellow squash:
My first reaction was to think "Wow, these are far from perfect looking like the one's in the store!"
I quickly took my words back. After looking at the squash a little longer, I was a bit mesmerized by how the same plant could produce such unique fruit! One is smooth, long and curvy and the other a bit more plump with dimples. Both I'm sure are equally delicious and neither is certainly better than the other.
In a world that seems to stress conformity and popularity, it would be easy to stifle our unique qualities in favor of fitting in (or in my case it's always been to not stand out). Is it not true that God created us uniquely is His image? It's easy to want to change "this" or "that" and striving towards growing as a person is certainly not wrong. But, there's beauty in our imperfections ... and honestly it's just no fun to act or look like everyone else!
|Green and purple peppers|
Just a little food for thought ... brought to you by "le garden de Chang"!