Monday, April 16, 2012

What do you choose?

It eludes us
because we think it's something we can seek.
That if we look behind the right door it will be there waiting.

I can tell you from experience, it's not true.

I think happiness is very connected to acceptance.
The acceptance of right now, this moment.
Not what we had, or what we think we will get.
But simple moments, the ones we look back on as the big moments.
The ones that really count.

And so many things contribute to our happiness,
but they are also the things we take for granted, everyday.
I want to make sure I appreciate them while I still have them,
and not after they have been lost.

I don't believe happiness includes the words, if, only or when.
I do believe this;
I believe that in the morning, before I put my feet on the ground,
although I don't always choose well,
I can simply choose happiness.

"Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, won or consumed.
Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute
with love, grace, and gratitude."

- Denis Waitley

I chose this photo because one morning I had gone on my front porch in search of
spider webs and although I didn't find any, I did spy this . . . I think it's a bull thistle seed,
and it had landed on the bush and had collected the most beautiful dew drops,
and when I looked through my lens it just made me happy! I didn't even have to use my spray
bottle for this one, but I did have to move it though in order to get close enough for a photo, which reminds
me I need to add a pair of long tweezers to my bag of arsenal. It was a bit tricky to pick this up
without disrupting the drops.

Aren't you glad I didn't share the lizard that fought, and caught a spider?
Ooooh wait, I am, I will . . . you're not off the hook, and I have some other
really interesting nature things I found and witnessed that I can't wait to share! 

Wishing you all a very happy start to the week.
Mine started with Texas Pecan coffee and french vanilla creamer . . . sigh!

Love, Kim

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Kathy said...

"I choose happiness" nailed it Kim, it's all a mindset, AND the courage to follow it :)

MG Atwood said...

What a beautiful post! Heck yes!! I choose happiness too. Beautifully written, I may "borrow" that line or two...LOVE your shot.

TesoriTrovati said...

I just love the way you think. I am going to choose happiness today too!
And my day started out with Emy J's fresh roasted House Blend and York Peppermint Patty creamer mixed with regular creamer for a smooth cup!
Enjoy the day!

Allison E said...

Such a lovely post! And your shot is amazing with all the dew drops. Thanks for sharing!

Kathryn Dyche Dechairo said...

There really is something magical about this image.

Tracy said...

Kim, the words and the photo are beautiful...I definitley choose happinss but at times forget that it is a choice as I'm certain we all do. I need to remember this at all times and I try!
Great great post....

Rosie@leavesnbloom said...

Brilliant prose Kim - I've probably told you this before but you're gifted. OK you've just reminded me that I need to fill that spray bottle up aswell..........though I need to find a small one I can carry with me while out and about. Love the simlicity of the subject and the lovely bokeh.

Lisa said...

Wishing you much happiness as well. Your thoughts are very insightful. Love the glistening drops...and that's what happiness is...glistening drops in our lives that shine in the sun, right? :-)

Gillian said...

This is stunning! the light is gorgeous, and the dew drops absolutely sparkle! And if my day started with pecan and french vanilla, i think it would be a good one too : )

Sherri B. said...

Gorgeous, both words and photo!

lisa said...

I truly enjoyed reading this Kim (twice!!).
Lots of good words here, and the image you chose for it is wonderful.
Thank you!!

Faye said...

What a stunning moment you've captured with your photo. Goes with your definition of happiness--being in the moment.

Tamara said...

that photo is incredible! as are your words...both are beautiful. :)

Sonya Marie said...

such an incredible picture!!! And your post, hit it. Attitude and perspective are dead on!

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PS said...

Want to know a secret. When we choose each other that is what make me happy. BTW You are so talented.

melifaif said...

Absolutley STUNNING photo. Like a dream. So lovely...

Branson Merrill said...

This photo is amazing, and your words ring so true! Love it, Kim!

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Amen, wonderful. Have copied the quote for future reference, it's a great one.

Anonymous said...

This is a great post! LOVE IT!!
Also a great photo! I love how it glistens!

rachel said...

beautiful! (the post, and the photo!)

Nicolasa @ {My}Perspective said...

Gorgeous. So simple and beautiful!

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