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“Believe me, the reward is not so great without the struggle.” Wilma Rudolph

Weekly Photo Challenge: The Reward...

Weekly Photo Challenge: The Reward…

The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure , the process is its own reward. Amelia Earhart

“When you start using senses you’ve neglected, your reward is to see the world with completely fresh eyes.”Barbara Sher


Weekly Photo Challenge: The Reward...

Weekly Photo Challenge: The Reward…

Lost, yesterday, somewhere between sunrise and sunset, two golden hours, each set with sixty diamond minutes. No reward is offered for they are gone forever. Horace Mann

“The reward for work well done is the opportunity to do more.”Jonas Salk

Weekly Photo Challenge: The Reward...

Weekly Photo Challenge: The Reward…

A wise woman recognizes when her life is out of balance and summons the courage to act to correct it, she knows the meaning of true generosity, happiness is the reward for a life lived in harmony, with a courage and grace. Suze Orman


“Meditation is the soul’s perspective glass” Owen Feltham

Weekly Photo Challenge: The Reward...

Weekly Photo Challenge: The Reward…

 Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend to them all the care, kindness and understanding you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again. Og Mandino



Hope you enjoyed this week’s serving. Do share your thoughts below! Thank you!

My fellow bloggers were equally creative with their selections. Check out how others interpreted the theme below.

This post was inspired by a prompt from WP Daily Post: Weekly Photo Challenge: Reward What does reward mean to you?  Reward is filthy with possibility: it could be your third grader’s beaming smile after reading her first chapter book, a steaming mug of chicken soup after a long run in the cold, a photo of your brand-new baby — your reward for patience during nine months of construction, or your extended family gathered around the dinner table. Can’t wait to see how you interpret this challenge. Have fun!

Positive Motivation Tip:  Everything that matters, takes time and effort and, with time, we come to realize that our effort is its own reward.  Go do it!

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PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: All Photos from my Personal Collection.

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

57 Comments leave one →
  1. Ben Butler permalink
    27/02/2015 3:04 pm

    Those pictures are beautiful! You have such an eye for capturing those little guys. I love it!

    • 28/02/2015 5:33 pm

      Thank you Ben. I didn’t upload all the ones I selected because I was trying to meet the posting deadline. 🙂

  2. Kelly Hutchinson permalink
    27/02/2015 3:55 pm

    I love the birds you chose to photograph. The use of the rule of thirds was great in the first two photos.

  3. Autumn Blues Reviews (@AutumnBlues) permalink
    27/02/2015 5:37 pm

    Nice photos. Those birds can’t be enjoying these cold winter days. Thank you for sharing.

  4. Cara (@StylishGeek) permalink
    27/02/2015 6:22 pm

    I love nature photography. Yours is absolutely beautiful! The one photo I took of birds in their nest was in Mendocino. I cherish this photo so much. Here it is:

  5. Dominique Goh permalink
    27/02/2015 8:33 pm

    Really lovely how you paired the pictures of the birds to the notion of working hard for a reward.

  6. Debbie Denny permalink
    27/02/2015 8:41 pm

    Everything does matter. Wonderful pictures.

  7. Kathy permalink
    27/02/2015 9:10 pm

    I love the photos of the birds. They’re so cute! I love that you’re doing a weekly photo challenge. I love taking photos.

  8. glam tee permalink
    27/02/2015 9:25 pm

    so inspirational thank you so much

  9. Christina Aliperti permalink
    27/02/2015 9:34 pm

    I love your photos. The beauty of nature is both simple and majestic.

  10. mrsmomx6 permalink
    27/02/2015 10:06 pm

    I am soooo still working on getting better at mediating. I’m doing well with it, but not as well. Using the Rosary sure has helped, though 😀 Love the little birdies 🙂

  11. 3sonshavei permalink
    27/02/2015 10:09 pm

    Those are great shots and I love the inspiration

  12. 27/02/2015 11:58 pm

    A fit reward for you and a treat for me too!

  13. The Pinterested Parent permalink
    28/02/2015 2:28 am

    Beautiful quotes and pictures.

  14. Masshole Mommy permalink
    28/02/2015 3:47 am

    It makes me so happy when I look out my window and see birds sitting there. Especially now – they make me think of spring.

  15. mommye permalink
    28/02/2015 4:42 am

    These are some great photos. I love taking pictures of birds, especially for my son who happens to be a big bird lover.

  16. Crystal (The Imperfect Mom) permalink
    28/02/2015 4:55 am

    I always wonder how much of our brain we don’t use.

  17. 28/02/2015 5:40 am

    These are beautiful! I have been focusing on food photography lately but I would love to learn the basics of all types of photography!

  18. Jeanine permalink
    28/02/2015 6:17 am

    Such beautiful photos. I love birds. Wasn’t always so, but now I am a huge bird lover. Such amazing creatures.

  19. Rebel Sweetheart permalink
    28/02/2015 7:15 am

    Poignant photos! Love it! 🙂

  20. loveforlacquer permalink
    28/02/2015 8:16 am

    Beautiful shots of those birds! Weekly photo challenges are my favorite!

  21. 28/02/2015 8:53 am

    Some lovely choices – clearly you are a photographer of great patience!

  22. Kori (@just_anothermom) permalink
    28/02/2015 9:00 am

    Those birds are absolutely beautiful. It’s almost as if they were posing for you.

    • 28/02/2015 9:04 am

      I felt that with many of them… Gratitude spreads. They make me and out cat happy. I was rushing to post it so I left other photos out. I will update it later today. TY!

  23. 28/02/2015 10:02 am

    I totally agree! There has to be a struggle in order to “feel” the great reward. It’s so worth the wait.

  24. Sojourner Williams permalink
    28/02/2015 12:22 pm

    I can only imagine the patience and meditative stillness it must have taken in order to photograph those beautiful birds. Great work!

  25. 28/02/2015 12:46 pm

    Beautiful photos of nature, Eliz. A very inspiring post as always. Happy weekend to you. 😃

  26. Daniele Holmberg permalink
    28/02/2015 2:11 pm

    What adorable photos and great inspirational thoughts! Thanks!

  27. 28/02/2015 4:07 pm

    I love all the little birdies you photographed! It reminded me that I need to take more pictures of our birds.

  28. 28/02/2015 4:20 pm

    I love your photos, but this week, your words spoke to me more. I love that you can be rewarded for your child’s happiness- that’s the best!

  29. 28/02/2015 5:03 pm

    Such beautiful birds. Haven’t seen to many up here in Michigan yet, but I know they are on their way. Usually about mid-March some of them start to head back and you can hear chirps as the snow melts.

  30. lisa permalink
    28/02/2015 6:40 pm

    Love love love this photo. It reminds me that spring will be coming.

  31. Daytodaymoments permalink
    28/02/2015 7:57 pm

    Great quotes and photos! Nothing comes easy, and those you put the most effort into – you get the most back. 🙂

  32. mythirtyspot permalink
    28/02/2015 9:47 pm

    Love birds! You have some great shots and so many beautiful types! Great post!

  33. 01/03/2015 5:44 am

    I love your pictures of these beautiful birds. I also like the quote about having to struggle for the reward and how it feels.

  34. 01/03/2015 8:35 am

    Love your birds, Elizabeth, so colorful and cuddly.
    That Mandino quote resonates. I often think about it but mostly for people in my life. My life would be richer, I know, if I did it all the time for everyone. Have a great Sunday and a beautiful week!

    • 01/03/2015 10:10 pm

      Dear Marcia, so good to see you here again. Forgive me for not being as active. Will return the visit. Thank you! <3

  35. Beth Williams permalink
    01/03/2015 10:33 am

    Lovely photos! We have lots of birds here but I don’t know much about them.

  36. Ashleigh permalink
    01/03/2015 12:06 pm

    What a great definition of reward! I wish I could get birds around here to photograph!

  37. HilLesha permalink
    01/03/2015 12:54 pm

    Those are such beautiful pictures of the birds! I love the quotations that you used, too.

  38. Erica permalink
    01/03/2015 1:18 pm

    Aw….I love little birds. I used to have one visit my balcony last Spring.

  39. 02/03/2015 6:27 am

    I love seeing different-colored birds in the wintertime. Their colors look more vibrant against the almost-glowing whiteness of the snow. I like Wilma Rudolph’s quote that you used as an intro to this post.

  40. 02/03/2015 8:34 am

    Your photos are gorgeous. I’ve always been trying to capture a photo of a bird but have not been lucky yet. Soon, I hope. 🙂

  41. maggiesblog2 permalink
    02/03/2015 6:19 pm

    Good things happen to those who wait! Beautiful pictures as always!

  42. 03/03/2015 3:45 am

    I love all of your photos and great story. Thanks for motivation and its very nice.

  43. Aisha Kristine Chong permalink
    05/03/2015 4:24 am

    I love that quote that you made and I have to agree – its like saying that.. yeah.. the destination is important but the journey is what makes everything meaningful.

  44. kumamonjeng permalink
    08/08/2018 9:26 pm

    These birds are really adorable and glad you have choosen for this topic. The last tip is super useful and true. Our reward come later as it take time and effort.

  45. Lyosha Varezhkina permalink
    31/01/2019 2:54 am

    Nature and animals are my best reward for hard working and may be tough days. It gives so much relaxation and empties the mind.


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