“Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.” Helen Keller
Happy New Year! Since the new year started, I’ve felt a steady and persistent urge to seek more quiet time. This is not a bad thing because, when we turn down the incessant noise, our senses are heightened and we become aware of what truly matters; to live purposefully. For each person, the purpose might be different but the essence remains the same… Heed your heart’s dream. Do your work. Bloom where you are planted. Don’t be afraid of failure and success. In the picture above, the mailbox stands out in a sea of snow. It represents the heart and it holds messages and gifts. But we must open our heart’s door to receive them… even the ducks know it as they swim around the boat dock.. time is flying.
“When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.” Ansel Adams
Ansel Adams quote is brilliant and needs no further explanation… Both pictures above were taken recently. The bird perched on a skinny branch, and chirped away, as I wondered how it was going to survive the winter. The bird seemed content. The trees on the road just added a dash of color to the season. They too looked content. I shall be content with silence. More below!
“Of all our dreams today there is none more important – or so hard to realize – than that of peace in the world. May we never lose our faith in it or our resolve to do everything that can be done to convert it one day into reality.” Lester B. Pearson
Each of us has a responsibility to make our world a better place for all… We can start by living peacefully, and by appreciating our surroundings on both clear and foggy days. The bridge of life will carry us safely across to our dream destination; to our goals, our resolutions or simply just to the other side, but we must act while we still have life. Again, Happy New Year and thank you for stopping by! :-)
*Please bear with me as I continue to catch up on reading and commenting on your blogs. Thank you all for your patience! :-)
This post was inspired by a prompt from WP Daily Post: Weekly Photo Challenge: Resolved. Why not share a photo which represents one of your New Year’s resolutions? If you don’t make them, what about sharing a photo which represents something you’d like to get better at in photography this year? Share a picture which means RESOLVED to you!
My fellow bloggers were equally creative with their selections. I added some from Zemanta and a few from WP Daily Post below. Check out how others interpreted the theme – RESOLVED – also see below. ***
Positive Motivation Tip: As we resolve to follow our unique paths, may the universe rally to support us. Happy New Year! Share your gifts!
PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: All Photos from my personal collection.
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