A Thought: Contrast.
This picture shows a rough, old barn against a beautiful backdrop of colorful leaves. Contrasted against the color, the barn takes on a new beauty, rather than emphasizing its blandness. As we enter our day, we have the opportunity to enhance that which we are around—encourage those whom we encounter. We, too, can be a part of transforming our surroundings by offering grace rather than judgment; calm rather than rage; tolerance rather than disgust; and love rather than hatred.
James 4:8 “Come near to God and he will come near to you. “