Monday, December 30, 2013

do you see what I see?

I find myself attracted to minimalist scenes these days....the feeling of space and calm. I would have liked this photo better if there was better light, but unfortunately I don't control the sunshine! (if I did, there would be a lot more sun in Nova Scotia in the winter months)

My little article was published in the paper last week. From the emails I received, I was happy to see that it touched many people.

I found the emails quite interesting. Many people read the Christmas Tree Memories and mentioned how difficult my life has been. Hmmm....not quite what I intended the message to be. I meant it to be uplifting. Life is full of memories.

Yes, I have faced challenges but I don't dwell on them. They helped shape who I am, and I feel so very, very lucky about what I have...and the people I share my life with.  Everyone faces many challenges in their lives. It's how you deal with them that counts.

It's as simple as looking at this photo. Do you see a dreary day? Do you find it depressing? Or do you see wide open spaces? A beautiful clean field of snow? Peace and calm? 

It's how you look at things that matters.

Happy New Year. May the new year bring you peace, calm and many good things!


Amanda Pedro said...

I see a place to breathe.
Blessings for 2014. May we meet up again.

CrimsonLeaves said...

I see wide open spaces of beauty, the type of place I love to be...I agree with you; it is all in how you deal with the curveballs. I found it uplifting on one hand, a little sad on the other as it made me go back in time and realize anew all that will never be again.

Janet said...

I loved your article, Sara - found it to be uplifting and inspiring!! As for the photo, it reminds me of home (Canadian Prairies) - that wide open space and lots of snow (loving all the snow we've had this year). Yes, I could do with more sunshine, too, so if you could work on that ;)

Happy New Year to you and John - may 2014 be filled with many blessings!!

Sybil said...

In answer to your question: "yes".

Lynda said...

Clear, clean and peaceful. Happy New Year to you!