Monday, October 31, 2016

Taking risks


Let go of familiarity, 
for it is in the unknown, 
the real adventure begins. 

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Infinite...


Stay rooted in faith, confidence, and truth,
and at the same time, 
reach for the sky, the clouds, the sun,
and infinite possibilities...

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Character traits


Qualities I admire... 

loyalty 
courage
integrity
uniqueness 
genuineness 
vulnerability
a gentle heart
a sense of humor
a positive outlook 
a sense of fairness
a positive outlook 

Friday, October 28, 2016

Color my world with freedom


Having fun with my camera...


Don’t judge the world by the color of your days. 
Instead look for the gifts that are hidden behind 
the fabric of pain...

Thursday, October 27, 2016

A happy mind


"A positive outlook will illuminate 
every corner of your life"

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Color my world with peace


Love photographing bright colors...


When you fall in love with the way things are, 
the internal war/drama will come to an end...

Monday, October 24, 2016

Being you


How happy you will be
when you stop trying 
to be somebody you're not
and are content to be YOU.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Self-honesty



Truth isn’t always easy to accept.  
Honesty forces us to give up the fantasies 
that we have been attached to...

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Color your world with courage





Learn to to be brave! Take risks!
Make mistakes! Try again and again!
Believe in infinite possibilities!!!


Friday, October 21, 2016

I believe...




I believe in… 
God
being gentle with ourselves
dreams 
keeping a positive attitude
miracles
truth and compassion
you
       

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Being real

Getting more creative with photography...


I spent a good portion of my life 
 trying to color inside the lines by:
playing by rules that didn't feel right,
trying being someone I wasn't,
thinking I needed to be perfect,
and being nice, no matter what I felt.

In other words, I lost sight of myself. 

Today I have a different rule book. 
It says that I need to be myself,
that I should trust my intuition,
be accepting of my flaws and mistakes,
and that sometimes anger is appropriate
for a situation rather than niceness... 


Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Tasting the sweetness...

More yummy photos...


There is a love greater than the personal love 
we have for our family, friends, community... 
The love I'm speaking of includes all of life... 
It loves everything and everybody equally...

It is consistent, infinite, unconditional...
It witnesses everything as God…

Monday, October 17, 2016

Adventure


Trying out some new photo ideas...
I had to enlarge the photos to make them pop...

I've always loved cookbooks, especially the ones with beautiful photographs. Since my partner and I love exploring food, I thought it would be fun to take pictures of our food experiences... so I guess you will be seeing yummy things the next couple of days...

What I know to be true about myself is...
I am someone who needs change... 
who looks for next adventure... 
who enjoys the little things in life...

***

The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experiences - Eleanore Roosevelt


Friday, October 14, 2016

Having fun

The farmer's market is open again...

Fresh produce... yummy...

Love to support the community...



Life becomes one big adventure when we experience it 
through our hearts rather than our hurts…


Thursday, October 13, 2016

Today is a gift





Living in the day sounds like a wonderful concept, 
but face it, most of us are re-playing stories of the past, 
and worrying what's going to happen in the future.
It's a untrained mind that plays fear tapes...
It's an avoidance of our current unhappiness... 
It's a resistance to letting go of our losses/the past...
And it's fear of the unknown/future...

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Telling our story




To heal the past, we must tell our story… 
the story that breaks us open...
the story that reveals the broken pieces...
the story that shatters all denial...

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Gratitude


Gratitude is a spiritual practice that 
changes our whole outlook on life.
When we look for the gifts in our challenges, 
we learn to be grateful for them too...

Monday, October 10, 2016

Tasting the sweetness of life



There is a great big world out there.
Step out of your comfort zone.
Take risks! Go out and explore!

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Gratitude



When someone hands you gold, 
don’t look at the gold. 
Instead let yourself be mesmerized 
by the heart of the giver...


Saturday, October 8, 2016

A new season

Starting to put some color in my garden again...


It is the season for joy. 
Free of desire, I am content 
to lie in the grass and
breathe in  the mystery of life...

Friday, October 7, 2016

Honesty

More cuteness in my kitchen... 


Let this moment be the one 
that you decide to implement truth
into all your words and actions...

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Your happy place...



When you discover 
there is a happy place in you,
you will always have 
somewhere wonderful to go.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

The gift of love




A heart that doesn’t avail itself
is like a ship without  a compass.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

A soulful life


Life is full of unexpected twists and turns. 
Sometimes things turn out better than we hoped, 
and other times, we are disappointed.
The most important thing though,
is our ability to navigate life with
a sense of trust, gratitude and well-being.

Monday, October 3, 2016

New adventures


Things in my kitchen...



As long as there is 
   something new to learn,
   the adventure will never be over… 

Sunday, October 2, 2016

The gift of freedom



Be careful not to hold 
your treasures too tightly
for everything in life is
on loan to us...


Saturday, October 1, 2016

Happiness



After a sun shower, reach for the rainbow.
Sit in the tree tops. Sing with the sparrows.
Leave a trail of smiles wherever you go.