"Develop an interest in life as you see it; the people, things, literature, music - the world is so rich, simply throbbing with rich treasures, beautiful souls and interesting people. Forget yourself."
It was the last day in the city before heading home. It's so hard to leave a place that you love so much. I try to stay longer each time, and this time, even 2 weeks wasn't enough. Next time, a month perhaps. I must say, my feet are throbbing though. We walked through several neighborhoods looking for the word-of-the-day...signs.
Sharing just a few.............
All it costs him is his time, and he gets so much in return
"If there's any way I can help . . . . "
Wonderful assistance for students - photographed on a pole near NYU
Advertising his company
I also found this adorable short film entitled 'Signs' about communication, and I thought was worth sharing.
While sitting at an outdoor cafe in SoHo, it didn't take long to load my camera with 275 additional images that described the word-of-the-day....Passionate. Another easy word to capture in this city...so much diversity.
It was a very full day yesterday with my son's graduation, so needless to say, we got sidetracked with the photo exercise. I just wanted to take this time to congratulate Nick on receiving his BFA in Acting. We are so proud of you, and look forward to watching you make your way in this world.
Nick, the reward in life is a feeling you will get at the end of the day when you have done something for someone who cannot repay you. Give, and you will get more in return than anything money can buy.
We love you.
Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you.
It was a Delicious day! . . . . hence, today's word. After walking so much yesterday, we decided to take a blanket, a picnic lunch, a bottle of wine & our cameras to Central Park. It was 84 degrees.....just lovely.
So how would you describe 'delicious'? My first thought was food! Something yummy. Something melt-in-your-mouth, scrumptiously delightful. I think of my son when he eats something that he loves. He closes his eyes and disappears in to his own tasty world. It makes me smile.
Another way that I view delicious would be anything that warms my heart, which is what I saw, and tried to capture in my photo's.
Here are my delicious photo's for today..............
The photo exercise continued today with the word Art. It is very easy in New York City to find art....it is literally everywhere. Some notice it, and others don't. What a shame to miss out! We walked several miles, and loaded our cameras with images that were just begging to be captured. I loved today's assignment!!
"Art is much less important than life, but what a poor life without it."
First of all, I love New York City. To me, it represents diversity, possibility and opportunity. I have been blessed to be able to spend quite a bit of time here over the past 4 years, and have made it my personal goal to spend even more time here.
My sister-in-law Jenni, http://pointofviewlens.blogspot.com, who inspires me to no end with her passion for life, has come up with a little challenge. For the next several days, we have decided to do a daily photo exercise. We will have a word of the day, capture that word in a photo, then blog about it. Our first word is Love.
Today, my photo's are about loving the moment. Loving family. Loving life.
I have found that if you love life, life will love you back.
How are you feeling? If your answer is "I feel good", that's awesome! Keep doing what you're doing! You are attracting more good things to you! It really is pretty simple. You have two sets of feelings: good or bad. If you are feeling bad, make a conscious effort to quickly change what you are thinking. Close your eyes, focus on your feelings inside, and smile for one minute. You can literally shift your awareness to purposefully elevate your mood! For me, it's as simple as putting on my favorite music. Focus on what makes you happy. Focus on something funny. Laugh out loud. Make a list of 5 things you are grateful for. Say 'Thank You' out loud! It is guaranteed, if you can do this, you can make the switch to better feelings. Better feelings = more good feelings = even more good feelings. Keep it goin!
It's always good to get away, but to me, it's always exciting to return home again. It always feels like a chance to begin again....start refreshed. If there was something that didn't feel right before you left, returning from vacation always feels like the perfect time to change that. I'm shifting gears in my mind now.....willing to take a look at my routine, and make any adjustments that might make my day a little more productive, organized, rewarding or creative. Time to shake it up a bit!
Hi! I'm Connie. Thank you for visiting my blog. I am using this space to share words of encouragement, lift spirits, inspire others, and share beautiful photography. It is my hope that I can make a difference in the lives of others, by encouraging them to make the most of theirs.
"If you are not spending all of your waking life in discontent, worry, anxiety, depression, despair, or consumed by other negative states; if you are able to enjoy simple things like listening to the sound of the rain or the wind; if you can see the beauty of clouds moving across the sky or be alone at times without feeling lonely or needing the mental stimulus of entertainment; if you find yourself treating a complete stranger with heartfelt kindness without wanting anything from him or her . . . it means that a space has opened up, no matter how briefly, of alive peace, even though it may be subtle. . . . ."
"So when you appreciate something simple - a sound, a sight, a touch - when you see beauty, when you feel loving kindness toward another, sense the inner spaciousness that is the source and background to that experience. . . . ."
"Be still. Look. Listen. Be present."
So many books...so little time
A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle
A Whole New Mind by Daniel Pink
Be by Kobi Yamada
Believe by Dan Zadra & Kobi Yamada
Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
Infinite Possibilities by Mike Dooley
Live Good by Kobi Yamada
Making Your Dreams Come True by Marsha Weider
Talking Like The Rain - a children's book of poetry - Illustrated by Jane Dyer
The Four Agreements by Miguel Ruiz
The Little Things by Kobi Yamada
The Secret by Rhonda Byrne
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