Spring Sunning

The countdown to my vacation has begun.  The longer days, warm sunshine, sights and sounds are drawing me to search out new shots.  Picture shots that bring out the best if the seasons.  I took this picture at Brkkogreen Gardens on my walk through an awesome plantation near Myrtle Beach.  I am planning on going back during summer months to soak up some sun just like these turtles in my pic.  For years I have taken working vacations but this year is just for me.  

  • I have had a year like no other full of stress an plan on researching where I would like to retire…..where I can hear the ocean, sun and breezes everyday. Ahhhhh
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Spring brings out the new smells and chases away the musty grey of winter.  Having a few springs behind me, I must say this spring is different for me.  It was my Mother’s favorite time of year and without her infectious laughter and awe for spring, I seem to have lost my zeal.  I still see the tulips deep dark vivid colors but they fail to heighten my spirits.  I guess I must slow down and rest my thoughts.  The problem is her memory comes back and my mind seems to wander to better times.

Enjoying a loved one through the seasons of their lives is a journey I have done many times.  Each one has a special meaning.  As I look back I see the love that has filled my memories, heart and soul.  Even if I don’t see another spring, I will have awesome memories of a life well lived through those who I loved and those who loved me enough to help me see…….each day is as precious as a spring day.  wp-1459597750749.jpeg

 

 

Life lessons learned.

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Peek a boo

Thoughts of the beauty that grew wild in South Carolina make my heart sink when I think about the flooding and hurricane season they have endured this year.  Reaching out for help, starting to clean up so mother nature can regroup for next year.  Remains me of growing old as we see the next two generations meeting challenges with care and grace. 
Seeing the storm take those in the generation before us shows us the importance of taking the time to savor the beauty around us, celebrate the time spent with loved ones and recording the memories. 
When we are young we see so much more through our eyes with wonder and awe.  In our later years we close our eyes and see memories of our favorite times with longing.  Know there is only one chance to make the choice to make the memories that will bring you joy. 

Getting Healthy

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Getting healthy

Life seems to stand still when you have medical issues.  You find yourself depressed and withdrawing.  It is a struggle to get through each day.  When you finally get help and are on the mend, each day has hope.  Your thoughts turn to getting life back that was lost.
  Stepping outside your comfort zone to find your way came for me in getting healthy.  Having someone to lead me, coach n encourage and be accountable to was my ticket.  I began late January and by June have followed a plan with great results.  Goodbye unwanted 45 pounds.
I found my healthy and am ready 4 summer fun.  Now even with my sedentary job, I can get back to healthy.  Life is good again……ready, set,….go.

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Shine on me

As evening shadows set around me the light through the open door remind me of God’s grace and guidance.  He shines a light for our path and we must make a decision.  Do we take the lighted path or will we go our own way?
When Jesus said come to me, he offered us salvation and mercy.  God has tried to teach us he is in control and we must listen, learn and be thankful.  We learn to be faithful workers in God’s service.  To follow the path he has planned for us we learn patience.
As I age I find myself pondering where I am in God’s plan.  Am I following his light and plan.  I have worked in service most of my life and find it was his calling that helped me get back on his plan after some wrong turns, doubts and fears.  I have found that in the quiet of the evening I hear him speaking to me.  As in this picture, he was calling me to focus on the light not the tiny details.  I needed to trust in his plan and stop fretting and feeling all alone in the dark. 
We are never alone and only have to ask him to show us his will. 
I still am amazed at how messages reach me through these pictures I have taken.  I am grateful for the light and the guidance.

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Upside down

Tonight as I sat watching my granddaughter sing in her chorale concert I learned that her school is doing away with their music program.  Teachers have not been paid in a month and our governor refuses to pass a budget so schools can pay their bills. 
I personally feel young minds need structure n learning to help them focus. 
I also think that Americans need to take back control when politicians who make bad choices and hold our children hostage.  There is no shame in politics today and no honor.  I am sure our governor is getting his paycheck unlike our teachers who are suffering at the hands of a dictator.  I have hated politics most of my life but you are messing with our grand children’s education that we have worked long and hard to pay for with our taxes. 
People of Pennsylvania unite and spread the word about being held hostage by our governor.  Tell anyone and everyone until he is impeached or resigns.  If any one of us did what he is doing to our children and others in his way, we would be fired.  Help get our children’s education back.