Monday, December 2, 2013

A Backdrop of Trees Along an Old Country Road.



“Some roads are so beautiful that you cannot know not whether you travel on the road or the road travels within you!” ~ Mehmet Murat ildan
I paused along a winding road this morning. It was wrapped within the loveliest of hues, and I so desperately needed to capture it. 

There's something about these magnificent scenes, that stop me dead in my tracks and steal my breath away. 

This path was no exception - as its branches bowed forward to pull me into the grace of its divine radiance. It's in this letting go that my spirit can truly 'dance.'

I've often wondered, what is it that brings these paths to life? 

To awaken our senses with child-like innocence and a hope that is everlasting? 

When something as simple as a splash of red can set our whole world back to 'right'?

And the backdrop of trees against an old country road, can remind us of the purpose of being alive.



Be Thankful

Be thankful that you don’t already have everything you desire,
If you did, what would there be to look forward to?

Be thankful when you don’t know something
For it gives you the opportunity to learn.

Be thankful for the difficult times.
During those times you grow.

Be thankful for your limitations
Because they give you opportunities for improvement.

Be thankful for each new challenge
Because it will build your strength and character.

Be thankful for your mistakes
They will teach you valuable lessons.

Be thankful when you’re tired and weary
Because it means you’ve made a difference.

It is easy to be thankful for the good things.
A life of rich fulfillment comes to those who are
also thankful for the setbacks.

GRATITUDE can turn any negative into a positive.

Find a way to be thankful for your troubles
and they can become your blessings.

Author Unknown