I am officially back!!! Back from vacation in FLORIDA!! Okay, so it wasn’t Miami or Orlando but Jacksonville is pretty cool. I have been a few times but not with a camera. A camera changes your perspective of everything. It was like visiting for the first time. Can you hear the Oohs and Awwhs… come closer to the monitor … Right there!
Hi everyone! Today’s photo was inspired by the song Sk8er Boi by Avril Lavigne. My best friend’s daughter loved this song! She would play it over and over in her room while we sat and caught up on old times. It was quite a catchy song. I hadn’t realized after hearing it so often, I learned the words.
I haven’t heard it for a while now. Maybe she’s moved on. Tweenagers! Now that I think about it, she’s definitely moved on to whatever is new and “hot”!
The original photo was taken in color but I decided to convert it to b&w. I tried to bring out the textures a bit more but since I am posting from my phone I am not sure how it translates on WordPress.
As went through my photos, reminiscing the moments they where taken, I stumbled across this one. This photo was taken some time ago with my iPhone from my car.
I took a moment to reflect on the meaning of this photo and it reminded me that we seem to find the strength to always keep moving but forget the need to be still. What I mean by this is; letting your current thoughts about the day ahead of you slip away long enough to just hear yourself breathe … in and then out and then giving thanks for all that is around you. Give thanks for those who are in your life today and those that where yesterday; as they all serve a purpose. Give thanks for the love you have received and that which was given; for it’s the universal language we all understand.
Really, it only takes a moment out of your day to do this and the gift in return is it that this moment stays with you for as long as you allow it to do so. It’s the gift that keeps giving.
Nature seems to always find a way to remind me that its beauty is a gift and that gift should be cherished. Nature gives so much and only asks for love in return.
So today, no matter where you are, take a moment to really be still and hear yourself breathe and finally, give thanks to all that is around you.