Add to the Beauty

SchroyFamily-6675Sara Groves’ song, “Add to the Beauty” is one of my favorites. In many ways, it’s like an anthem declaring why I write. I want to add to the beauty of life through my words.

As writers, we do have beautiful secrets and purposes for our writing. We come to our computers every morning with amazing word possibilities. And through our words, we hope we can bring just a little bit of redemption’s story in their wake.

We all want to tell a better story and add to the beauty of life through the words we put down on paper or in a blog or on a FaceBook post or in a Tweet. They may be small inspirations, little words and phrases, and stories that help other feel loving community or worth or redemption.

So thanks, Sara, for giving us writers, friends, and fellow pilgrims on this journey a way to articulate what we do everyday.

How do you “add to the beauty”? I’d love to know!

 

“Add To The Beauty”

by Sara Groves

We come with beautiful secrets

We come with purposes written on our hearts, written on our souls

We come to every new morning

With possibilities only we can hold, that only we can hold

Redemption comes in strange place, small spaces

Calling out the best of who we are

And I want to add to the beauty

To tell a better story

I want to shine with the light

That’s burning up inside

It comes in small inspirations

It brings redemption to life and work

To our lives and our work

It comes in loving community

It comes in helping a soul find it’s worth

Redemption comes in strange places, small spaces

Calling out the best of who we are

And I want to add to the beauty

To tell a better story

I want to shine with the light

That’s burning up inside

This is grace, an invitation to be beautiful

This is grace, an invitation

Redemption comes in strange places, small spaces

Calling out our best

And I want to add to the beauty

To tell a better story

I want to shine with the light

That’s burning up inside

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2 Comments

  1. dmaher says:

    Thanks for reminding me of this song…I’ll be sharing this post. I’m not sure that I ‘add to the beauty’ – but I want to! I want to be a noticer. I’m not sure that makes sense…but I know there are a lot of folks who feel unseen and I hope they feel ‘seen’ by me.

  2. SusanGMathis says:

    Yes, you definitely add to the beauty. Many blessings!

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