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"Happiness always looks small when you hold it in your hands, but let it go, and at once you learn how big and precious it is."
Maxim Gorky

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Open for anything...

New Years day I went for an early morning walk in the mist and
thought about the year behind and the one ahead...
...the unknown and surprises that lay just beyond the world we know.
 I've never liked the idea of 'resoloutions', instead believe in trying
to better my world on a daily, monthly, weekly and sometimes even hourly basis. 
 Maybe the new catch phrase these days is 'intentions'.
Sounds more positive and promising.
 As always, I intend to see the beauty in the small things...
Try to see things from below as well as above...
 ...from different angles...
Look a little below the surface...

 Listen to that inner voice...
 Take chances...
Always try to fly when possible...
 Inspect the seemingly dull and mundane closer...
 With an open heart, take what is given as a gift...
 Look into the faces of love with gratitude...
 And when you least expect it, as I did this misty morning,
be thrilled at the surprises and embrace the unexpected!
I found this little shed of piggies living up the road from me...
 Cautiously but full of curiosity they ventured out one by one to visit me and Griff...
 A little morning stretch and a yawn...
 Hello!
 I was giggling with delight to find such sweet faces right up to mine!
 So there you go...look at the big picture...
 And upon closer inspection, come away with the joy of  what the world has to offer...
a rainy day can give us little jewels as well!

I thank each and every one of you who comes here to visit and all of your
kind words you leave behind.
The year ahead is an empty field....what will you plant...what will you harvest from it?
Whatever it may be I hope for peace, love and light and send it out to you and yours.
During hardships I wish you strength and growth.
Happy New Year!

6 comments:

gz said...

Happy New Year to you and yours too
xx gz

Suz said...

why that was pure poetical
..very nice photos...esp those droplets of water....we are drowning in snow....!
and I just finished watching Charlottes Web with my granddaughter....and then you show me all those Wilbers
such a nice post....
intentions is a nice word but resolve is so much more powerful

Meggs said...

Those piggy eyelashes - swoon!

M.

Nancy Kay said...

What beautiful photography! Love the red colors that warm up the images in the opening landscapes. Wow. The animal photos are wonderful too... And your messages...just perfect for starting out the new year.

farmlady said...

Thank you sweetie... What a gift your photos are to me. The close up of Griff and the pigs are wonderful. the rain drops on the plants, the reflections in water... all beautiful and inspiring.
You always have good intentions... and a warm heart. It's why I come here... why we are good blogging friends. We see the world in a special and similar way.
May the New Year bring you many blessings.

Mairéad said...

You have the gift of finding beauty everywhere. Hope you find plenty of happiness too in 2014.