I love sunflowers. This one was in my garden. The picture is over exposed but I like that. I think it makes the image different – and wonderful because it’s not perfect. That’s a marvelous thing about people. We’re perfectly imperfect. We make mistakes – many times more often than we should but still we try to do better, to be better than the day before. Here’s wishing each of us a wonderful week full of moments that allow the better you/me to shine forth!
Why stepping away from social media made sense for me.
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I haven’t been on social media much over the past year. Outside of sharing images on Instagram, I’ve pretty much avoided the whole scene. I grew tired of all the nastiness that seemed to pop up everywhere. I couldn’t get past how vicious some people could be. The trolls were making me lose my faith in humanity. So – I stepped back. I took a much-needed break and I refocused my energies.
Volunteering with the homeless shelter reminded me of all my blessings.
Seeing my husband retire from his job as a law enforcement officer filled me with gratitude. After years of calls – he came home. Safely.
Photography classes reminded me that the world is beautiful – as are most people.
After being stuck in an office all week, I treasure the time I have outdoors. This weekend the weather was perfect for getting out the camera and having a little shutter time.
One of my favorite places to visit is the New Hanover Arboretum. I find it so relaxing. The flowers, the water feature, the animals – they all work together to take visitors to another place far away from troubles and worries – to a place where imagination rules and happiness abounds.
Here’s wishing you a wonderful day! May happiness find you!
Note: I wasn’t the recipient of the nastiness – just an observor who felt heartsick at what I witnessed.