Something to think about.
We live on a small property. I love living here in all Seasons. When my husband went around and took a series of ‘latest’ photographs I felt initially very sad. Previous pictures had highlighted the gentle green beauty that was everywhere. This one has touched my heart. What do you see? Do you first see the gentle beauty? That is your perception. I wanted to cry. ‘It is so dry’. Even the trees seem to be dying’. Yet I could also see beauty. Do you see beauty? Potential? Do you have a longing to ‘improve it’?
Isn’t this like life itself? Can we have a perception to look beyond the difficulties or the ravages to find the beauty right in front of us………not what was or what could be?
If only we can HOPE for better. Remember what was……with gratitude. BUT truly see what IS and be happy in it.
Enjoy your journey towards the weekend. Find a simple moment and make it your day’s treasure.
Peace and Love!
I m a wife, mother and grandmother. I have always enjoyed writing even from an early age. My book Beyond the Ashes has been written as a labour of love. All the characters are real to me and their story needed to be told. As a Christian my desire is to write General Fiction stories about real people but Hope and a desire for 'better' will always be part of the journey. I have had several short stories published over the years and moderate success in writing competitions.
I realized as I was thinking today (30/01/15) that perhaps I should add here that I have had life experiences of many valley times but also many mountain top experiences. I can understand and be beside anyone who finds their life in tatters because I have 'been' there. Of course as I have got older as well there have been the added sorrows of losing not only older family members but also one by one finding the dearest of friends and the ones of greatest support and care also dying. On the site of rich mountains has been my certainty of the value of marriage and how grateful I am that after loss and sadness I made a happy and long-lasting marriage commitment. The one who was my best friend back then is still my best friend 45 years later. Beyond the Ashes touches upon the POWER of LOVE when folk can forget about their own personal 'feelings' and reach out in LOVE to a desperate and broken person.
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Thank you Faye. Beautiful post on “Perception” and hope of beauty. We live where much looks like this. I have “hoped” for the green of spring to soon come. But a bit sad, the winter soon behind us. Your post is right on the mark. Enjoy the “season” we’re in and see the beauty. Look for the little things, the “hope” of each day:) Thank you for sharing:) blessings friend, denise
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I see the beauty of serenity and peace in this lovely picture! We love walking in the woods in the winter. So calm and peaceful!
With the white snow covering the earth & no green buds on the trees 🌲 I see PROMISE abounding in your photo. A beautiful tickling of the heart filled with hope!
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Yes, I do see the beauty. Very nice picture with commentary. Thanks.
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I think there is beauty in everything. While there may be a reduction in “green” there is beauty to been seen in the starkness of the scene (much like in winter).
Love this Faye ❤ … such a lovely and positive source of inspiration
"to find a simple moment and make it your day's treasure" 🙂 💜 Jackie@KWH