Something Beautiful

As I watched my children play,

I was struck by what it means to be child-like.

Despite the awkward language barriers;

Despite the obvious age differences;

They played.

They laughed.

They used hand motions and what little words they knew

To communicate;

To create a game played together.

Put 10 children in one room from different parts of the world,

With no pretenses;

 Nothing planned;

See what happens.

Chances are,

Something beautiful will happen.

 

Author: Jennie.Denney

Jennie lives in Southern California with her husband and four children. She loves to travel, write poetry, and be by the water. She received a certificate of the Bible through Torchbearers Bible School, attended Hope International University for her undergrad, received a certificate in Spiritual Formation through the Apprentice Experience at Friends University, and a Masters degree in Pastoral Studies. She has written Soul Cries: A Book of Poems, Soul Cries: A Journal, and her newest book is Shaping the Soul: An Artist Collective. She owns and manages www.jenniedenney.com, where she writes a weekly blog with stories, practices, and lessons she is learning, to help her readers know they are not alone in their own becoming and encouraging them to connect with God. Follow her on IG @jennie.denney and Pinterest @jenniferpdenney.

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