In a Forgotten Corner

In our front yard there’s an unremarkable tree. Most of the year it looks like a bunch of sticks huddling together. There’s nothing beautiful about it throughout most of the year.

That tree sits in a forgotten corner. It’s not really on display. It isn’t a feature of the yard. It’s hidden off to the side near the garden tap and hose.

As we launch into spring the tree has launched into bloom. It looks beautiful. The tree is covered in tiny pink flowers. It’s doing what it was created to do and it’s a wonderful thing.

It might be in a forgotten corner and it’ll never be seen by many people but it has put a smile on my face and I know that anyone who does happen to look into that forgotten corner will appreciate its beauty.

I reckon there’s a lot of beauty hidden away in forgotten corners. Sometimes we just need to spend more time looking for it.

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Rodney Olsen

Rodney is a husband, father, cyclist, blogger and podcaster from Perth Western Australia.

He previously worked in radio for about 25 years but these days he spends his time at Compassion Australia, working towards releasing children from poverty in Jesus' name.

The views he expresses here are his own.

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  • Such very true words. There are many people who carry on each day doing what thy feel God wants them to but feel forgotten. It is good to know that He never forgets any one of us. And a reminder to me to look for beauty in the unexpected ordinary places.

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