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Weekly Photo Challenge: Forward

23/02/2013

“We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.” Walt Disney

Weekly Photo Challenge: Forward

Weekly Photo Challenge: Forward

Weekly Photo Challenge: Forward

Weekly Photo Challenge: Forward

Weekly Photo Challenge: Forward

Weekly Photo Challenge: Forward

Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation. Brian Tracy

I love the word for this week’s photo challenge – Forward. Forward is such a powerful, active, encouraging and, depending on our interpretation,  positive word. It reminds us to keep on moving and trusting that all things will be resolved; for good or for our growth. Without movement, everything stagnates; In government, it leads to corruption and control. In people, it leads to rigidity. In nature, to polluted waters. Forward we must go to grow…

“My trust in a higher power that wants me to survive and have love in my life, is what keeps me moving forward.” Kenny Loggins

Weekly Photo Challenge: Forward

Weekly Photo Challenge: Forward

Weekly Photo Challenge: Forward

Weekly Photo Challenge: Forward

Weekly Photo Challenge: Forward

Weekly Photo Challenge: Forward

If we are to go forward, we must go back and rediscover those precious values – that all reality hinges on moral foundations and that all reality has spiritual control. Martin Luther King, Jr.

I added a few shots today to move this along. The top photo was taken at Storm King in the Bear Mountain region. It is an outdoor installation center/museum. The water and bridge shots are of the TappanZee Bridge and the Hudson River. The nature shot is of the Croton Aqueduct; a favorite walking path I visit regularly. The dogs and their owner are on the walking path by the TZ Bridge. The rest are highway shots of  people moving forward to their various destinations. I hope you like the selections. Thank you and come back for more. More below

“March on. Do not tarry. To go forward is to move toward perfection. March on, and fear not the thorns, or the sharp stones on life’s path.”  Khalil Gibran

Weekly Photo Challenge: Forward

Weekly Photo Challenge: Forward

Weekly Photo Challenge: Forward

Weekly Photo Challenge: Forward

Weekly Photo Challenge: Forward

Weekly Photo Challenge: Forward

Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them – that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like. Lao Tzu

I find that when I resist any moment of spontaneous change that arises in life, it creates stress and misery. When I move forward and go with the flow, I learn to be at peace with the change even if I don’t like it. Moving forward is healthier because what we resist, persists. Let’s keep growing and moving forward…

Thank YOU ALL For Your Support and Patience Do come back soon and I will be visiting you all shortly too. Thank you! Have a great weekend and thanks again 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: Forward  Perhaps it’s a path you yourself have taken, the building where you’re starting a great new job, or the curve of your partner’s pregnant belly. It could be an image that shows a physical move, or something that evokes a major life change. In a new post specifically created for this challenge, share a picture that says FORWARD 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 – Forward –  also see below. ***

Positive Motivation Tip: Keep moving forward with confidence and hope in your heart… It will make a difference. Happy February!

PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: All Photos from my personal collection.

Until Next Time…
Ask. Believe. Receive. ©
Elizabeth Obih-Frank
Mirth and Motivation
Positive Kismet

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95 Comments leave one →
  1. 23/02/2013 7:53 am

    On your march, get set, go love those paths.

    • 01/03/2013 5:51 pm

      TY and same here… The path to heaven. ;-) When do you leave for The Way? :-)

  2. 23/02/2013 8:02 am

    you outdid yourself on this one! wow; great quote, great images. the one of the three dogs out for a walk has the power to trigger a smile!

    good work, amiga. thanks for taking me on several little visual journeys!

    • 01/03/2013 5:56 pm

      TY Amiga and I’m feeling a bit sad as I have to work faster to catch up. TY! :-)

  3. 23/02/2013 8:10 am

    Thank you. This was very inspiring today. You’re spot on! Forward is such a positive and powerful word.

    • 01/03/2013 5:58 pm

      TY so much! I appreciate the visit too… It was not so easy to look at it from this perspective, but I’m glad. ;-)

  4. 23/02/2013 8:14 am

    FORWARD to the SUNRISE… I love that photo… And yes it is a powerful word all right :D – Thanks for sharing dear, this is such a great article you made once more ;)

    • 01/03/2013 6:04 pm

      TY too Mariane and it was wonderful to reconnect again. I see you popping up everywhere I go… Social media is a joy and potentially a nightmare. :lol:
      Eliz

  5. 23/02/2013 8:16 am

    Exceptional quotes which direct me forward. Thank you Eliz and always blessed to be here. Happy weekend and always thinking of you with warm thoughts! Sharon

    • 01/03/2013 6:14 pm

      TY Sharon and welcome back! I look forward to reading your inspired pieces again. :-)

  6. 23/02/2013 8:19 am

    “what we resist, persists”….haha, don’t I know. As much as I give that advice to others, I suffer the odd bout of not taking my own advice, and suffer accordingly. ;-) Love the Kenny Loggins quote too, btw. Great Post.

  7. itsmeenakshi77 permalink
    23/02/2013 8:28 am

    Beautiful photographs, here forward is synonym with hope, You choose you quotes very aptly.

  8. 23/02/2013 8:32 am

    So beautiful and inspiring! So much in life is based on attitude. I completely agree that forward is a very positive way to live.

  9. Veronica Roth permalink
    23/02/2013 8:42 am

    Nicely forward Elizabeth. :) Lovely set of images and quotes. I’d forgotten about the Disney one. And love that Lao Tzu quote

    • 02/03/2013 7:44 am

      TY Veronica… glad to see you here again. It was healing in many ways. ;-)

  10. 23/02/2013 8:47 am

    Great pictures to illustrate forward. It’s especially necessary to keep on moving through difficult times. Is it a country song or a quote that says, “If you’re going through hell, keep on moving… And you might get out before the devil even knows you’re there.” Sometimes, forward is all there is.

  11. 23/02/2013 9:27 am

    Great pictures! Thanks for the pingback. :)

  12. 23/02/2013 10:08 am

    I like the Lao Tzu lesson about letting things flow naturally. A lot of people struggle to do so. We have that nature of making things happen which is not always the case. Some even create their own discomfort, or they mold their problem into bigger chaos. My mindset, I’d always think that there’s far more people in the world who has bigger things to worry about than I do.

    • 02/03/2013 5:47 am

      I agree, go with the flow helps; especially when faced with challenges that need our attention. It helps stem the chaos. :-) TY!

  13. 23/02/2013 10:48 am

    I love your selections, Elizabeth–all so varied, but perfect for the theme.

    • 02/03/2013 7:43 am

      TY Naomi and I will follow up with everyone soon… :-)

  14. 23/02/2013 11:50 am

    Lovely post and great assortment of photos!

  15. 23/02/2013 11:58 am

    Rommel stopped by my post and mentioned to me that I used Lao Tzu quote as you did. :D
    Inspiring post, as always!

    • 02/03/2013 7:45 am

      Great minds think alike… ha ha! TY Amy… and Rommel! This was fun. ;-)

  16. 23/02/2013 12:59 pm

    One step after the other- isn’t that how it works, Elizabeth?
    Nice post.

  17. 23/02/2013 1:26 pm

    The photos are brilliant here, Eliz! And I love “attitude of gratitude” – excellent! :D

  18. 23/02/2013 1:45 pm

    Great photo’s as usual Elizabeth, however please do my poor old eyes a favor, what is that Black thing in the first picture? The item that looks like a skinny version of a statue from Easter Island.

  19. 23/02/2013 2:53 pm

    Great photos for the challenge, Elizabeth. I love that Martin Luther King quote. So true. :) Have a wonderful weekend.

    • 02/03/2013 7:47 am

      Same Adin and I look forward to reading yours and everyone’s blogs again. TY! :-)

  20. 23/02/2013 4:31 pm

    That Storm King looks like a wonderful way to spend the day–walking, breathing, and absorbing beauty in art. Thanks for sharing, Eliz. {{{Hugs}}} Kozo

    • 02/03/2013 7:48 am

      TY Kozo and haven’t forgotten you at all. TY my friend. {{HUGS}}

  21. 23/02/2013 5:05 pm

    What a nice and beautiful scene. As you say, life is spontaneous.

  22. 23/02/2013 6:42 pm

    very nice…

  23. 23/02/2013 7:16 pm

    Wonderful post Eliz :-) always inspiring..x

  24. 24/02/2013 12:17 am

    Wonderful! Love that first shot. And thanks for the pingback :-)

  25. 24/02/2013 1:49 am

    Wonderful photos for the theme… ;-)

    “Without movement, everything stagnates” – agree with you and stagnation is actually a setback because the surroundings continues forward… :-)

  26. 24/02/2013 5:26 am

    Blogging is a series
    of spontaneous changes…

  27. 24/02/2013 7:06 am

    Great photos, love what you came up with for this theme!

  28. 24/02/2013 9:55 am

    Wow. I love your photo choices for this challenge. So full of hope and promise. I especially love the Storm King photo. Is this difficult to access? I’d like to visit it when we visit my sisters-in-law. I have one who lives in Chappaqua. Thanks, Elizabeth!

  29. 24/02/2013 4:54 pm

    Love the photos, plus they bring back memories — Our family used to go ice skating at Bear Mountain when I was a kid. Love the Kahlil Gibran quote. :o) Jeanne

    • 02/03/2013 7:51 am

      Oh wow! You should go visit again… It’s beautiful. ;-)

  30. 24/02/2013 5:48 pm

    As always much wisdom and much to think about. Thank you.

  31. 24/02/2013 6:41 pm

    Great quotes and photos as always, Eliz. :-)

  32. 24/02/2013 7:03 pm

    I agree that we must continue going forward. Growth does not happen backwards.

  33. 25/02/2013 4:57 pm

    I love the endless road. It makes me want to take a road trip. Oh that I could.

  34. 26/02/2013 4:17 am

    I love the word too, and I’m still smiling at that picture of that man coaxing his dogs forward. Many of us understand that one

  35. 26/02/2013 12:15 pm

    Inspiring quotes as alwasy Eliz :-)

  36. 27/02/2013 11:21 am

    I think that’s right – change is often a good thing and at worst, it’s inevitable anyway.

  37. 28/02/2013 9:02 am

    Reminds me of a quote that says something like: faith is like steeping up on one stair without seeing the rest of the staircase… it’s moving forward, and doing it even though we don’t know what’s reserved for us. Beautiful post for the challenge!

  38. WordsFallFromMyEyes permalink
    28/02/2013 12:21 pm

    Hi, I couldn’t comment on your ABOUT :( I just wanted to say what you know of the IChing interests me. Wish you lived nearby and I could drop in for a reading…

    Anyway! I mention you in my blog post today, and ask you a question – directly. Could you please take a moment to respond to my question? It would be very much appreciated.

    Sincerely, Noeleen

    • 28/02/2013 2:15 pm

      I just read your post about being arrested but I don’t recall a question to me in it. Please advice. :-)

  39. 02/03/2013 7:55 am

    TY all for your love and support… I will honor my commitment to you… in good time. Ty for your patience. ;-)

  40. 02/03/2013 8:22 am

    You inspired me today to move forward and face life with courage/faith.

    • 06/03/2013 8:54 am

      TY IT and I appreciate your blessings and good will too.
      Eliz

  41. 05/03/2013 3:21 pm

    “What we resist, persists” – I sure have heard this one more frequently lately. Good post again on moving forward, Eliz! Stay curious and keep marching forward.

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