The Pretty Weed

The Flower-3

I may goodness, look I ventured outside today. lol  It’s just a weed, but it cleans up pretty good, well except for that bug.

So yesterday I went on and on about how I felt about myself, which was not good thoughts.  Two things about that post, first, I am one lucky girl, because I had a couple of dear sweet friends respond with some very kind words, plus I have at least three folks who read my blog, that’s far-out.  Second, I truly meant those words and I really wasn’t fishing for a compliment, its was just how I was feeling at that moment. (probably because I went clothes shopping, does this happen to anyone else, lol).  Some of us have those feelings more than others, you know low confidence and self-esteem, but today was better day.  So there you have it, another piece of the puzzles that makes up the complicated and weird me.

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

The Night

The Night-3

This morning I could not pass up this opportunity to photograph the moon, it was just calling to me.

As I was driving around this morning trying to find some clothes that will fit this body of mine, I had a lot of thoughts flying through this head of mine.  The biggest thing is how much a dislike myself, this body, this face and yes, simply put …. just me.  These thoughts do come up from time to time, as maybe they do with others.  Thoughts of not being good enough, smart enough, pretty enough, etc.  Yes this lack of confidence in myself can be quite challenging at moments, but I refuse to let the enemy hold me captive by these thoughts that are simply not true.  When these thoughts arise, I must always remember,  am good enough, smart enough and all those other things I that seem to plague me always.  Sometimes however they do linger for a time longer than I would like, but I try to turn my focus on Jesus who loves me just the way I am and He knows I am a work in progress, so if there is something that needs a little tweaking, then tweaking will be done. So I always have hope. I also have a great friend who snaps and smacks me out of those moments and she likes me just as I am, talking and all.  So blessed to have a wonderful friend like her.  (I know she will read this, because she reads my blog everyday, see she is a great and true friend) 

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

The Bottom

The Bottom.jpg

Alrighty, so today I was in a bind so I just thought of something quick.  The important thing to note here is, I actually made sure all the camera settings were correct before I even took one picture.  Yea me!!! (it’s the little things we need to celebrate)

The last few days I have been in a little bit of a funk, you know blah, icky and all that blueness.  Today has been a different kind of day, the funk has been lifted and what changed you maybe asking (well even if you are not, I am going to tell you) …. last night in this house, a mini-meltdown occurred, which shook me out of this funk and I realized I needed to get off my, well you know, and get things done.  So today things were completed and it was awesome!!!!  The only sad thing today was, it appears we have had a set back in getting our new kitty adjusted to the household and I am hopeful that it will be just a minor set back.

Good evening beautiful friends!!! Remember, be a blessing and be blessed, keep it positive and smile, sometimes it does help.

The Cross

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Here for your viewing approval, the cross.  I am always looking for an interesting way to photograph different things and here you have the above.

While doing this and that today I realized something, I started off the new year excited and pumped to get things done, I have a list of things.  This blog was a big one and while I have taken a picture and completed the blog everyday (except that awful day I was sick), I really have done much more with it.  My plan was to enhance my writing skills, which I feel I have not really done.  So I guess my procrastinating tendencies are not effecting my ability to complete this blog, but everything else seems to be busy as usual. Tomorrow is a new day and I will make it the best.

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

The Sands

The Sands-2

Well, some days you just can’t get it right and today was one of those days.  My original plan fell through so I tried to come up with something different and well it kind of fell through as well, but it’s late I’m tired and it is what it is …..  I have been coming through with some interesting shots and this will just have to do for tonight.

Today while in Sunday School I noticed something pretty wonderful about someone.  You  know lately I have been talking about what we and myself should be doing more to make this world a better place and today I realized someone in my very mist has been doing just that very thing.  Just about every Sunday he speaks words to encourage others and  his words are so positive, examples ….. If someone says something they have been doing, like praying all time for another, he says “wow”, not in a condescending way, but it a way that made you feel like your pretty awesome for doing that.  He might say some thing like ‘that’s awesome’ or maybe ‘amazing’ when folks tell about the things they can do.  He listens very intently when others speak and he was very encouraging when he found out about this blog.  Today I thought, he is a great example of how we sound be more … encouraging to others with our words, letting them know when what they do is a great thing and listen to their words like what they say is important.

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

 

The Grass

The Grass-3

Okay so my hubby actually photographed this one while he was out-of-town, so I worked on it Lightroom and came out with this image.  The original was pretty good, I just cropped it a bit and changed it to black and white.

Today was a day of getting some much-needed time with the hubby and watching our new kitty Aayla get acquainted  with the household.  Spending time with your family, I do mean quality time, is always a good thing, so the hubby and I just decided that is what we needed today.  It seems there is always something that has to be done … lawns to be mowed, houses to cleaned etc, but sometimes you just need to stop and be with the one you love.  So here I sit typing my blog with my hubby beside me, while he watches a movie …. we are just being close.  Do you ever wonder what life would have been like if you had chosen I different path …. like the jobs you have chosen, the moves you have made, even if you had not married your spouse and then I think it doesn’t matter, I know I am where I am supposed to be at this very moment.  So here I sit next to my hubby relaxing and enjoying my life.  Then I think about my friends, you those true friends who stick by you (even when you talk to much), those friends who enjoy being with you (even when you talk to much) and actually think you are fun to be with (even when you talk to much), for them I am truly thankful and I told them that today, sometimes it’s just what is needed.

Good night beautiful friends. Remember, be a blessing and be blessed, keep it positive and smile.  I always say smile, because well I truly think it helps.

The Heart

The Heart-fixed

I did a photo the other evening and I came up with this idea at that time,  I am very pleased with the way this turned out.

It is fitting that I did this photo today as I seem to talk a lot about love.  I am not talking about the mushy love you have for your significant other, but just the love we should have for each other.  Love brings forth kindness,  understanding, peace, joy and so many other great emotions.  Love is also patient, very patient, which I am working on at this very moment.  We love our friends and family, but at times it does require patients when we feel that they are, well let me just say …. driving us crazy.  It can be for many reasons, because we are all different and have different personalities.   Anyway, let’s just love one another shall we.

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

The Colorful Glass

The Colorful Glass

So I was trying to get real creative with this one and I am reasonably pleased with this one.  It needs a little work, so once again another one I need to revisit at a later date.

I have been trying to work on myself this year, because you know you have that moment when you see yourself acting a certain way and you think ‘Let’s not do that again’.  I do believe I have made some changes, some good ones.  Unfortunately as few displeasing traits remain, but you know we are always a work in progress.  Having said this it reminds me of something I saw the other day (or maybe today, I really can’t remember), it basically said, when you see something beautiful in someone, tell them.  It may take a second of your time, but your kind words could last a lifetime to the person.  Isn’t that so true, but of course this goes back to being a deceit human being, doing the courteous thing, which I have spoken about before on here.  I think I will work on this more!!!

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

The Heart

The Heart

The best thing about this picture is I have an idea for another photo!!

Today I actually spent the morning writing down some thoughts I had so I would be prepared for tonight’s blog.  Sometimes we are so concerned to prove we know so much or maybe more than others that we might just makes others feel insignificant.  I know I have done this and I have seen it in others as well. (of course I see it others then I think ‘oh crap, I do this too!!’)  We all have a voice that needs to be heard and sometimes maybe we just need to let them have that moment, without saying anything, just listen.  At times we should try to say … I understand, that’s a good point or I didn’t know that (even if you did, what does it hurt).  Maybe those little words are what they need that day, instead of condescending attitude.  Just think about it, I know I am going to.

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

 

The Stalk

The Drop-10

I did this a little earlier in the day, as you can guess, I was eating celery and this was the result.   I see ideas everywhere, they may not always get the results I want, but it is sure fun trying.

I am always thinking about good things to discuss on here and then when it comes time, I either think I might offend someone, but most of the time  I simply cannot remember what I was thinking earlier in the day.  I try to write my thoughts down, but most of my good thought occur while I am driving, I really need to use a voice recorder.   I am that person that walks from one room to another and cannot remember why, very frustrating.   So that’s it for tonight, because I am tired and cannot remember what I was going to talk about in the first place.

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