Turning Up the Heat

I have no idea what these flowers are because (as I told you before) I am not a botanist. Ha! Isn’t that the truth! I have only one living plant in my whole house … a pothos vine (very hearty, but I do talk to it and thank it for being in my life).

With that said, I believe plants and flowers to be nature’s gifts to all of us. And I seem to be noticing their growth more than usual. Is it the hot weather? Or am I becoming more conscious of growth in general? Nature HAS turned up the heat lately, even here in the Northwest. But I’m also noticing a “newness” about human beings as well. Encounters with most people these days seem to be more patient, kind and compassionate. Maybe it’s because I’ve given myself a permission slip to embrace the interactions I have with others, even the ones that aren’t quite what I’d like them to be. It’s OK. It’s all OK. Each is on her/his own journey and yet I know we are all connected. Namaste’



Seeing Things in a New Way

“As soon as you see things in a new way, with a perspective of gratitude and an opportunity for growth, you will be rewarded immensely” ~ http://www.intenders.org

Doing this 366 project has allowed me to see things in a new way.  I seem to always be looking at things and saying to myself, “I wonder what kind of shot I can get of that?”  Sometimes there just isn’t anything that comes to me, but more often than not, an idea pops into my head about what to do.  I’m grateful for that, for the creative process and the opportunity for growth that this project has brought to me.  I wouldn’t trade this experience for anything!  And I am rewarded immensely by your support and encouragement.  I guess I can’t say that enough … so thanks again!

Bouncing the light is nature’s way of giving us unique, no two alike, images.  That’s what happened when I caught the sun reflecting on our zebra painting through a paned mirror on the other side of the room. I really like how the light was playing and bringing in the reds of the setting sun’s rays.  Namaste’

That’s Life!

I had a friend who had a saying about life … “Some days you get the bear and some days the bear gets you.”  Well, I’ve decided that even if the bear is looming large, I will not be afraid.  If there’s one constant in life, it’s change.  And as I told another dear friend of mine this morning, “In every adversity, in every change in our lives, there is opportunity for growth.”  We just have to have eyes to see, ears to hear and a heart to love.

Another thing about life I’ve learned recently is that it’s perfectly OK to let go of relationships that no longer serve me.  I can forgive the other party, wish them a wonderful, blessed life, and then cut the cord with dignity and integrity, knowing that I did my part.  Now my part is over.  So in the words of old blue eyes (Frank Sinatra), that’s life.

Today’s photo is a necklace that I wear every day. It reminds me to honor LIFE and believe me, there are days that I need reminding.  Namaste’

That’s Life