Color, Color, everywhere and since its Wednesday I had to share! There is just something liberating about a random post with no message, no point, and no purpose. There are days we should just sit back and enjoy the experience. So whatever you are doing as you move through today do something random and live to the fullest.
Sometimes I feel stuck, bored, frustrated. It’s not that I don’t like the life I live; it’s just sometimes I suspect there’s something more, some greater sense of meaning or excitement, new connections, new adventures, new possibilities. The truth is those possibilities are within my reach. I may not be able to quit my job or develop new skills while I sleep; but every day contains countless opportunities, all dictated by the choices I make. Some of those choices may seem inconsequential. They’re the little things, after all. Why not do it the way I always do it? Why not stay in my comfort zone when it’s just so comfortable here? I should do it for the possibility. The possibility of, if I make one minor change, I may set the stage for major fulfillment. Sometimes even the smallest shift in thinking or doing can create the biggest opportunity. So here is how I plan to get started:
I will challenge my beliefs about what I can and can’t do.
Look for opportunities in a tough situation. Avoid the victim mentality, and opt instead for a “ready for new beginnings” attitude.
Remove the things from my life that doesn’t serve me to make room for something better and new.
Commit to something I always say I’ll do but always fail to start
Replace negative thoughts with positive ones. Positive energy creates positive results.
Say yes to something I always talk myself out of.
So how will you open your world to new possibilities?
“Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are.”
― Marianne Williamson
It is finally here! At least that is what the calendar is telling me! So as I wait for the weather to follow suit I am going to celebrate everything spring promises to bring…..
Beautiful Sunrises and
And longer and longer days full of unlimited opportunities to get out and take pictures
Let the madness begin…………..HAPPY SPRING AND INTERNATIONAL HAPPINESS DAY
For Valentine’s Day I got Tulips this year. They were colorful and beautiful, in fact they took my breathe away. They also taught me an important lesson. I watched them as they stood tall and proud gracing my desk and then my kitchen table. I marveled at how long they lasted, slowly opening up and flaunting their petals, and then I got busy. One morning I walked into the kitchen and noticed those same petals scattered on the table and the floor and knew my time with these beautiful flowers were coming to an end. Glancing at them I could not help but grab my camera for what I saw was not a dying flower but a graceful new creation.
Too often we look for meaning and beauty in the large things, those life changing events or the wow moments, in reality those are just the catalyst and true meaning and beauty comes in the small day to day acts of love, kindness, forgiveness, and living. Beauty is not simply being pleasing to the eye it is living a life full of grace and humility.
I was driving this morning, focused on my day ahead when in the corner of my eye I noticed the most wonderful sunrise occurring. My first thought was, keep driving you can’t be late. My second thought was how can I not stop and accept the gift this morning was offering? Being the crazy lady with the camera I am, I pulled of the road and ran back to where this spectacle first beckoned and snapped, in the cold, dressed for the office, oblivious to the honking, and gawking, and cars rushing by. For a moment I too was dancing on sunshine. Why do we let moments like this escape us afraid to mess up our routines? I believe if I took more chances, enjoyed more moments and allowed the magic of life to surround me more, I just might, maybe, possible have everything in life there is to have. So I am off to dance.
I am behind this week. I have not posted a new picture in several days and to be honest I have not taken any serious pictures. The pictures I have taken have been much more valuable. It is OK because what I have been doing is focusing my time and attention on some girlfriends. We have not all been together in 18 years. Yes It sounds like a life time and in many ways it has been. We have all loved and some of us have lost. We have all had adversity of one type or another. There has been death, divorce, financial difficulties. We have all bounced around the country like ping pong balls. Alaska, Tacoma, Clarksville, L.A, Nashville, Chicago and settled into the states we now call home. We have had children grow up and have children of their own. We started out as young, sometimes scared, many times lonely Army spouses and this weekend we discovered we are all very strong, successful, individuals who never missed a beat. Not one time did we feel we were among strangers, not time, or distance, nor life could weaken this bond called Sisterhood. So to my Cali girls I love you and am glad I have not posted since you got here and today I am missing each of you as much as when we all left Fort Ord. I know with the three of you in my life I will never be alone.