Saturday, 25 June 2011

The beauty of life

I drove 13 hours for a beachside holiday.  It rained the entire time and the beaches were closed.  At home the beaches were open and the sun was shining.  I am not saying I didn't have a great holiday, I did and so did the rest of the family but...

                                               this is only 15 minutes from my home.

              As is this.  Actually, this is only 5 minutes away. 

What is my point?  My point is simple really - how often do we go in search of things that are right under our noses, not just beautiful scenery but happiness, purpose and meaning?  Maybe, just maybe, these things too are always right there in front of us if only we choose to notice.

These were taken one from the backyard, the other from the front.  Proof to me that the world really is beautiful.  On the days when that can be hard to believe a little attitude, okay sometimes a big attitude change can make a huge difference.  Our perception of life is our choice.  At any moment we can choose what we wish to focus on.  Why not focus on the good?

I'm focusing on how excited I am that I have discovered how to put photos up.  Next lot will be all my animals.  If you are not a cat lover you may wish to abandon this site immediately because you will be inundated - I have four cats. 

But for now it is time for me to go and do some actual work.


greenlabyrinth said...

Where you live is absolutely beautiful! Thank you for posting. I have to say I'm a bit jealous, but then again,I just landed a job as a weekend admissions receptionist for the Botanical Garden that I interned for...I'll have to post photos as well.

Melissa Jane said...

Congratulations on your new job. I am sure you will have the opportunity to take lots of beautiful photos at the Botanical Garden. Huge congratulations again and thanks for sharing your fantastic news.