|Grateful for the beauty of nature|
I've been on a personal growth journey this past year. I didn't plan this journey. Traveling down this road was not on my bucket list. I planned to learn more about photography, like taking flowing waterfall photos. I planned to identify options for a 2nd career. As it has unfolded, my learning has been a total and most welcome surprise to me. It just kind of happened through a series of seemingly random occurrences.
|Grateful that this was my view for 6 yrs.|
What I've learned in the past twelve months, I am able to capture for now in two words: Gratitude and Appreciation. In fact, even before I had started to connect the dots, I had selected "appreciation" as my "one little word" for 2016. This week I did a Google Search for "appreciating the little things" receiving 584,000 results. Some of the suggestions were "interesting" (always wear comfortable underwear), which only crosses my mind when I am not wearing comfy undies! Other suggestions resonated more with me. Here are a few of my grateful and appreciative thoughts of late:
and grateful for the change this awareness brings to me throughout each and every day
|So appreciate that I have been able to travel|
"everyday I wake up above ground is a good day". Yes, indeed. Sometimes it is the little things.
My days still have ups & downs. I still can feel frustration with small and big things. I am still on the journey (and grateful for that!). If you are on a similar journey or want to take this journey here are a few resources to get you started or keep you going. Journey forth!
Excuse Me, Your Life is Waiting, the astonishing power of feelings by Lynn Grabborn
CREDITS: The photos were all taken by me!