TBT – Vintage Bath Soap

During my 366 blog, this is the image I shot on 12/28/2012. I love the unique qualities of a vintage sign. I kept it on the side of my garden tub and was reminded daily of the giver … my daughter.

After contemplating doing a photo a day for 2018, I have decided against it. Once is enough for that kind of project. It was fun back then, but in some ways it drove me a little crazy. A little crazy? A lot crazy if the truth be told. LOL!

Best wishes for a fabulous 2018! Be blessed, my friends.

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Be good to yourself and each other. Namaste’

 

 

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Throwback Thursday – Reggie

I’m trying to be consistent with my Throwback Thursday posts, but this one will be short.

This bracelet was given to me by my Mother when I was seven years old. It was a gift for winning a county spelling bee when we lived in Kansas. I won first place that year.

Looking back, I realize how much she sacrificed to buy this for me. Who buys a gold ID bracelet for their seven year old child? My Mom. I will always cherish it and the memories it holds. I wear it every day now.

The original band was an expansion, which obviously became too small for my wrist as I grew older. So I took a gold bracelet of hers and had it put on to the ID bar, which bears my nickname at that time … Reggie.

Only a few people have called me that during my lifetime. My Mom, Dad and Brother.

Eventually they all started calling me Gina, my other nickname.

Guess that means I’ve had more than one alias. LOL!Β  The other ones I won’t mention here πŸ™‚

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Be good to yourself and each other. Namaste’

TBT – Stick Your Neck Out

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On this Throwback Thursday, I chose an image of this desert tortoise.

For the simple reason that she is not afraid to stick her neck out. She has to in order to survive.

It’s the same for human beings. If we stay inside our safe shells, there is no adventure, no real joy, no opening up of our sensory channels.

Follow your passions. Act on your ideas. The world needs your positive energy now in whatever expression you choose to share with the rest of us. We are all connected.

Close your eyes. Think of what you want. Make it into a scene. Evoke all your senses. Focus on details.

You attract what you love, hate or fear. Focus on love.

Be good to yourself and each other. Namaste’

 

Kind of a Metaphor

While looking for a specific image today, I came across this one that I took on July 14th, 2014.

July usually marks the beginning of monsoon season in Tucson, which is something we all looked forward to seeing. The rains would come sometimes with a fury and relieve the sweltering summer heat. I always found it so exciting to see it happen so I practiced looking up at the sky every day.

On this particular day, as I looked up, I couldn’t help but notice the sheep and the dog. And I laughed because to me it looks like the sheep wasn’t about to succumb to being herded.

Kind of a metaphor for us humans, isn’t it?

Something to think about.

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Be good to yourself and each other. Namaste’