The Beads

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Yes my friends, it’s that time again, Christmas decorations.  You can expect a few more pictures of our decorations in the coming weeks, so prepare yourself.

Today while I was driving to work, wait let me correct that …. today while sitting in traffic trying to get to work, I realized something, I hang on to negative way to much.  All the bad things, all the times I goofed, all the times I thought others were being hateful …. I hang on to all of that, like it’s who I am.  Well today I thought, I need to be more positive, I need let go of all that negative and I did that today, well today was a better day.  So try that sometime, just let go of all that negative stuff, it’s not who you are, focus on the positive, focus on God and just see how much better your day will be.  Since you shall be in a better mood and having a better day, maybe that will overflow and make someone else’s day better, kindest and caring go a long way.

Good night my friends.  Remember, be a blessing and be blessed, keep positive and smile.

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The Whole Bunch

The Bunch

With last night’s post I have discovered something, flower pictures are much more the popular then my cat pictures and I had planned on a very good cat picture to post. Oh well, the cat pictures shall make another appearance, but alas not tonight.

I normally don’t post on Tuesdays as I have a weekly thing I attend and so I am usually too busy to even thing of posting.  Well two things made this possible, I arrived home a little earlier than usually and I just felt like it (okay, so the last reason is a little on the selfish side, but it’s true).  So today I was thinking about many things (which I tend to do way to much), but anyway, I was thinking about the struggles I have, I am not going to talk about them here (they are struggles within my mind, you know my sanity), but I am going to talk about my God who has helped me this last year to overcome some of my struggles. Let me tell you, I am not who I was last year and over the last two months I feel I have traveled out of a cloud that has encompassed me for far too many years. This cloud is something I held onto because I felt I deserved it or maybe I thought it was who I was, well God showed me, that is not true. I am His, I am a child of God. So that’s it, what I had to say tonight, why I wanted to post tonight and of course the tonight’s picture is here. ha

Good Night beautiful friends.  Remember, be a blessing and be blessed, keep it positive and smile!!!

The Orange Petals

Yes, I went shopping for flowers again and yes I decided to use them as my subject tonight. I really love using different forms of lighting and not always use the flash.  

I am learning day by day to accept myself, learning to change the things I can and accept the things I cannot change.  It’s really difficult to accept yourself as you are, especially when you feel as though others see those characteristics that are not the greatest, but I am learning to not let it worry me so much.  Okay for tonight that is all I have, I am once again tired and ready for some sleep.

Good Night my friends!! Remember, be a blessing and be blessed, keep it positive and smile!!! 

The Look away

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Very excited to get this picture, as this girl does not roam the house much, so super happy she showed her face in public and I was able to capture this photo.

I didn’t post last night, because well I simply forgot.  Now you might be asking yourself, how can someone who has been posting a blog every night for almost a year forgot, well let me introduce to my brain … this thing that is supposed to work, think and remember things, but in fact, doesn’t always work, occasionally thinks and rarely remembers anything.   Thankfully I remembered tonight, took a good picture and as you can see posted on my blog.  I really need to learn to focus more …. focus, focus, focus!!!!

Good night my friends!!! Remember, be a blessing and be blessed, keep positive and smile!!!

The Green

Green Eyes

Once again it’s my Josephine, but seriously this girl is always willing and so patience as I try to find just the right lighting …. love her so much (she is my favorite, but don’t tell the others).

You know I am not sure how many read my blog, but I know at least one who reads what I have to say.  It is actually pretty awesome, because she noticed I have been sounded down  and I seemed to be filled with a lot of self-criticism lately.  Well of course she is right, because I struggle with liking myself, I actually come near to loathing myself at times.  I am getting better at accepting myself for who I am, which I guess isn’t as bad as I think it is, after all there is some good in all of us (I just seem to see all my bad points and not much of the good).  So I shall try harder to be kinder to myself and in turn, be kinder to others.  I am thankful for those friends who are there to remind you that you are okay just the way you are and they kind of like you for you!!!

It’s that time again, time for me say good night.  Remember my friends, be a blessing and be blessed, keep it positive and smile.

 

The Glass

The Glass-5

I found this one fascinating, this is a thick piece of glass. I was just looking for something and there it was and now we have it.

Today is a little sad for me, 10 years ago today my dad went to be with the Lord and I miss him so much!!! My mother had passed away when I was 18 so dad was all I had left and then he was gone.  I still feel as though I am an orphan, no parent to love me unconditionally and that is what we do.  As I long to have my parents with me, so many leave their parents, they don’t communicate, they don’t seem to want to see them or spend time with them.   So very sad, we love are children and they don’t seem to care, they don’t seem to need us, but I sure still need mine and I still need my parents, even now, at my old age.   One day maybe they will realize just how much they do need us, want to be around us and give us a big hug and tell us how much they love us.  Maybe you will hug your parents for me, because I sure would love to hug mine.

I am including one more picture tonight, my dad, who I love and miss with all my heart.  This person, along with my mom, put up with a lot and still loved me, was still there for me and well was just wonderful.

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One of my favorite pictures of my dad.

I shall now bid you all good night and sweet dreams, that is if that applies to you.  Remember, be a blessing and be blessed, keep it positive and smile.

The Drop

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I once again am back to the water, I do love to photographer water.  I did get some ideas from this endeavor, so look for more water photos soon.

Today I was in a mood, feeling not quite myself or maybe truly myself, just unable to control my feelings.  I prayed, listened to music and then I thought …  I shouldn’t let my mood control my actions and this worked for the most part, unfortunately I did have a moment when my rudeness escaped, but luckily it was one moment and I was forgiven.  It really is hard not to let your current circumstances control your mood, being anxious or just completely freaking out.  I have no others words for tonight, I am tired and just need to close my eyes.

Good Night beautiful friends.  Remember, be a blessing and be blessed, keep it positive and smile.

The Misty

The Mist

So I am pretty happy with this although not 100%, so I shall work at this one again.

Sometimes I wish we could just love one another, no strings attached, no criticizing, just love each other, accept each other and be there for each other.  What a wonderful world it would truly be … I think I shall try harder on this, be better for others.  So there you have it, what is on my mind this evening.

Good Night my beautiful friends or maybe it’s Good Day for you.  Which ever it maybe make life count, make others feel better of themselves, love them and one more thing … always remember, be a blessing and be blessed, keep it positive and smile!!!

The Look

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Really had fun trying to get this girl in a fascinating lighting, seldom disappoints me.

I almost didn’t take a picture tonight, I almost didn’t post my blog, but since I have not posted anything since Thursday, I thought I needed to show some initiative, so there you have it, tonight’s picture.

I have been thinking about the mistakes we all make from time to time and day-to-day.  We all fall short of people’s expectations from time to time, after all none of us are perfect.  The thing is, we need to decided whether we can move on and forgive or do we hang on to this mistake and make them pay for it forever.   For me, it’s so many things that cause me to make so many mistakes …. I am currently working on my patience, controlling my sharp tongue and this forgetful brain of mine.  If I don’t write something down or put a reminder in my phone, you can pretty much forget it.  Well, we just need to help each other, forgive each other and not give up on our friends.  Not sure if that makes sense, but just some thoughts for tonight.

Good night my beautiful friends.  Remember, be a blessing and be blessed, keep it positive and smile.

The Eyes

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Here I sit half asleep and working on yet another cat picture.  I thought the lighting in the eyes makes this one a little interesting, plus the color.  I am crazy about different lighting, but tonight I am just so darn tired.   I had some work to do, but I feel a sleep when I got home, yes I am that tired and I am patiently finishing this blog so I can go back to sleep.  Hopefully this weekend I shall get some rest and I will produce something other than a cat picture.  But the way I see it at least I am using my camera everyday and getting ideas, I just need to be a little more diligent at producing these images.  So be on the look out ….. wait I do believe I have typed those words before, hmmmm, well let’s just hope I follow through …. at some point.

Good night beautiful friends.  Remember, be a blessing and be blessed, keep it positive and smile!!!