“When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.” Marcus Aurelius
“Today is life – the only life you are sure of. Make the most of today. Get interested in something. Shake yourself awake. Develop a hobby. Let the winds of enthusiasm sweep through you. Live today with gusto.” Dale Carnegie
Today is like no other day… it is unique, divinely created as the 1st of June… Each day brings opportunities and moments that will never come again. Here today, gone tomorrow. Let’s enjoy it! I love this photo challenge – TODAY - and jumped in feet first… What a delightful task with no limits and full of surprises.
“What we are today comes from our thoughts of yesterday, and our present thoughts build our life of tomorrow: Our life is the creation of our mind.” Gautama Buddha
JUST FOR TODAY, I will live through this day only. I will not brood about yesterday or obsess about tomorrow. I will not set far-reaching goals or try to overcome all of my problems at once. I know that I can do something for 24 hours that would overwhelm me if I had to keep it up for a lifetime.
JUST FOR TODAY, I will be happy. I will not dwell on thoughts that depress me. If my mind fills with clouds, I will chase them away and fill it with sunshine. Contd below
Armed with my camera, I went out and shot people, places, things, and my cat… It was delightful to ask others to be part of my today experience and, because I paid attention, I found some wonderful things to share… simple and sweet but all related to the moment, to the present, to today. Will add more so do come back shortly. How was your day today? More below. TY!
“Will someone else’s life be brighter tomorrow because of what you have done today?” William Arthur Ward
JUST FOR TODAY, I will accept what is. I will face reality. I will correct those things I can correct and accept those I cannot.
JUST FOR TODAY, I will improve my mind. I will read something that requires effort, thought and concentration. I will not be a mental loafer.
JUST FOR TODAY, I will make a conscious effort to be agreeable. I will be kind and courteous to those who cross my path, and I’ll not speak ill of others. I will improve my appearance, speak softly, and not interrupt when someone else is talking.Contd below
As I made my way around town to complete tasks and the usual daily chores, I found moments to capture a scene or event that I wanted to share as a memory of today. At home, I pulled out the camera and calling out to our beloved Tangy, asked him nicely to pose. He looked up, made a few funny faces then jumped on top of the container and gave me some poses. “TY!” I muttered, but he was off in search of the next curiosity. The aqueduct always yields new secrets and, depending on the day/time, I see more to share. More below!
“The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.” Franklin D. Roosevelt
JUST FOR TODAY, I will refrain from improving anybody but myself.
JUST FOR TODAY, I will do something positive to improve my health. If I’m a smoker, I’ll quit. If I am overweight, I will eat healthfully – if only just for today. And not only that, I will get off the couch and take a brisk walk, even if it’s only around the block.
JUST FOR TODAY, I will gather the courage to do what is right and take responsibility for my own actions. Adapted from Al-Anon by Dear Abby
Interestingly, the day started nicely with the sun shining brightly; it was out in full tilt. However, as the day progressed, the sun disappeared and the clouds set in. I was concerned the rains would come before I captured enough to share but thankfully, the rains waited… For that and the good that occurred, I am grateful for today. This was a fantastic challenge; it made us all acutely aware of being present and paying attention to those things that draw us in and make us think… Here’s to a brilliant June to all!
Hope you enjoyed this! What are your thoughts? What photos did you take TODAY to fit the task? Was it easy/hard to find photos that made sense of your perspective on the subject? Were you drawn to certain types of photos for the prompt? Do share? Thank you!
*Please bear with me as I continue to catch up on your blogs and commenting… Thank you all for your patience!
My fellow bloggers were equally creative with their selections. I listed several via Zemanta below. (I will update it and add more). We all appreciate trackbacks/ping-backs and LIKES from fellow bloggers too! Check out how others interpreted the theme – TODAY – below. ***
This post was inspired by a prompt from WP Daily Post: Weekly Photo Challenge: TODAY Today! This week’s theme is a bit different (but you like that, don’t you?) – it’s about TODAY. This day. The day you’re reading and reacting to this post. No rules or guidance on what to post other than the photo must be taken today! Don’t cheat, don’t go into your photo archives on your computer, don’t link to an old post. Get your camera out, right now, and snap a picture to share with everyone! Share a picture from TODAY with everyone!
Positive Motivation Tip: Today is like no other day… it is unique, divinely created and the 1st of June… Each day brings opportunities and moments that will never come again. Here today, gone tomorrow. Enjoy it!
PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: All Photos from my personal collection.
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