Yesterday, I was sitting with Beatrice, our four year old. We were watching a movie, and she turned to me and said, "Mommy!! (She never speaks, she always SHOUTS!) I'm as cute a a tick!" And I said, "I think you mean cute as a button." Beatrice, in typical four year old fashion says, "No, I'm as cute as a tick." I immediately imagined Franz Kafka's character in the book "Metamorphosis"!! My poor daughter comparing herself to a bloodsucking, icky bug!!! And she was PROUD of it. She must see something in that bug that I don't.
I guess God is that way with me. He sees things in people I don't. They might look like a tick to me, but to God they are cute as a button. Maybe I should practice looking at people like God does!! I would probably see more buttons!!! :)