Knowing my love for birds, I’m often asked, “what’s your favorite?”. My answer probably goes something like “there’s no way to pick one, that’s like choosing a favorite child”. But honestly, I must say there is one that ranks high on my list. The bobwhite quail. “Really?” you might ask. Yes. Enough so that I use it as a part of my packaging. It represents so much of who I am. Here’s why…
20/20 in 2020.
That’s my wish.
The desire and ability to see clearly, that I might live more wisely.
To begin this decade with a clearer vision of who I am. Honestly. To see myself in reality rather than the photoshopped version. Hidden imperfections.
Imperfections are reality. My true self.
I want to see myself for what I am. A sinner saved by the grace of God.
Once lost. Now found.
Still a sinner stumbling through life. Yet flawless in the eyes of heaven.
Thank you Jesus.
Until I acknowledge the state of my depravity, I can never understand the degree to which I’ve been forgiven.
And if I don’t grasp the degree to which I’ve been forgiven, I can’t begin to comprehend the miraculous gift of grace.
To be astounded. Live in a perpetual state of awe. Consumed with gratitude.
When I look in the mirror with clear vision, I receive grace. I give grace.
Judge less. Love more. Others, as well as myself.
To see what we all have in common, rather than drive a wedge with the pounding of superiority.
To live more kindly.
Clearly, we need it.