Recognizing and acknowledging beauty, every day. An especially important exercise under any circumstance.
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Snow in a Flash
The exhilaration of deeply breathing crisp, clean, cold air on a winter evening is only made better by catching snow flakes in the camera flash. I use simple adventure and discovery as a mechanism to change my attitude and outlook...on the spot. We are snowflakes.
Photo: January 2, 2012. Included in It's Beautiful Here. A year in the eye of hurricane.
Inherent in Man is a desire to test boundaries, accumulate achievement, and manifest significance in the world. These exercises, when done equitably, reframe perspective…and Man rejoices in the adjustment.
On particularly rough days, when doubt is easily harbored and I'm certain I can't possibly go on, I like to remind myself that my record for getting through bad days so far is 100%...and that's pretty good.
I took a rough little tumble...then I got up! I remain undefeated!
Challenges must be viewed as opportunities, portals for thoughtful reflection and personal growth. This gift came with a love note: "Joel, slow down. You're welcome, God." Such humor and irony!
One stone about
With a beautiful view
Just a rock in the road
At piece with you.
We touch, we talk
Leave a place to walk
For tomorrow's traveler
We turn to chalk.