It is a colorless morning outside my window today as we await a winter storm.  I looked and looked for something to catch my attention, but came away feeling as though the universe had taken a deep breath and then forgotten to exhale.  As my eyes returned to my indoor environment, I caught a glimpse of some African violets and realized how my own craving for color and beauty has led me to encourage its growth in the place where I live.  We seek beauty, we nourish beauty, and sometimes we go so far as to create something beautiful.  How wonderful that we have the example of Creation to encourage our own growth!