This has been a week of amazing sunsets, each radically different from the other. One was an incredible mix of blues, pinks, and purples. Another was a brilliant gold. One had a orangish tint to it. A fourth was defined by the way that the clouds created illuminated sun rays. And then tonight’s was grey and cloudy. I have to admit that I was a bit disappointed in tonight – it is my last night in Colorado and I wanted to have another stunning sunset like we have had the last few days. But it wasn’t to be. But here’s the thing. It’s ok. It doesn’t need to be one that gets a bunch of likes on Instagram or comments about how beautiful it is. Instead, it is part of the whole – it is part of the beauty of the time here. It is so easy to want to have the amazing and spectacular and then be disappointed when things don’t quite measure up.
One of the things that I am continuing to grow in my understanding and acceptance of myself is that there are elements of me that are stunning, beautiful, and amazing and there are elements of me that are pretty darn ordinary and everyday. And there are some parts that I would rather not have be a part of who I am. But they’re all there. And maybe the most amazing thing is that even with ALL of that, I am created in the image of God and that God loves me with all of it.
All 5 sunsets so to speak.