It took a little longer to get this out, but these 4 photos made me happy this past week and I wanted to share them with you all. The colors bring me joy!
My thought for this post is about really opening our eyes and noticing what is around us. The little frog on the flower is something I spotted out of the corner of my eye. I almost missed it and initially thought that it was a leaf or a problem with the flower. It was only by walking closer and looking at it that I saw this adorable little frog. Had I just kept walking and not really looked I would have never gotten to capture this in photo and memory.
How much of life do we miss each day? By being busy, but not really looking or listening? Life is hectic, it’s easy to get worn down and when that happens we tend to shut down a bit. I know that at the end of the day I get to where my brain is just tired. However, I am realizing that pushing myself to make effort to be in the moment, to pay attention, to do more even when my energy is off… is how I get the energy back into balance.
Observe. Be curious. Explore. Find joy in the tiny moments.
Look for beauty, look for joy. We create our reality with our thoughts and getting our thoughts right means taking the time to cultivate the things we want to see in ourselves and the world around us. You can’t change others, but you can change your perspective on things. While so much of life is currently a mess, how much of your life is good? What can you do to make your life better?
I have been frustrated with my life in some ways lately and changing that means changing my eating habits, getting more active again, and continuing to focus on the parts of my life I can change. It isn’t easy, it is actually a challenge. However the challenge is good and I feel better about my life each day. What I have found is that consistently looking for the joy and the beauty has helped me find my way back to getting my brain in a better place.
In the midst of the darkness, keep reaching for the light. When the world seems to be a blur of madness, stop and observe nature. Take a breathe. Perspective and balance. It is there, we just have to put the effort into finding it. The effort is worth it, I promise.