oh what fleeting moments I should capture, oh what memories I should still possess

Posts tagged “happiness

Comfort Food

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Sometimes you just need to sit down

and eat a bowl of ice cream

as big as your face. 


Goin’ Fishin’

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What I see is my niece heading out with her fishing tackle in tow. What I think is I like catching fish more than I like fishing.

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If people concentrated on the

really important things in life,

there’d be a shortage of fishing poles.

– Doug Larson 


standing in the light

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Sometimes I feel like this, like I’m standing in the light.

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The windows of my soul I throw

Wide open to the sun.

– John Greenleaf Whittier 

 


little purple beauties

I took this picture at the pumpkin patch last fall. What I see is a close-up of one of the little purple beauties that were growing all over. What I think is that it's just nice that a picture can make you feel happy.

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Happiness depends more

on how life strikes you

than on what happens.

– Andy Rooney

 


you’re never too old

I remember this day; it was a very good day. What I see is my nephew (who turned 17 this past summer) in the kind of moment that seems set aside for the young. What I think is that it isn't over til it's over.

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I can be filled with joy and wonder too.


as we love

Logan and Amanda in a moment I'm overjoyed to have captured. What I see is a brother and his little sister sharing a look and a laugh together. What I think is that our relationships are a precious treasure. What I wish is that it could always be this simple.

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Person to person,

moment to moment,

as we love,

we change the world.

– Samahria Lyte Kaufman


a best day

I took this many, many summers ago in Chincoteague Virginia. It was the only time I've taken my nephews on vacation, just the three of us. What I see is Peyton looking down at the water mere minutes after we arrived at our vacation rental. What I think of is how wonderful it was to be an aunt to young things, and of two little girls who are giving me that gift again.

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Every day is my best day;

this is my life.

I’m not going to have

this moment again.

– Bernie Siegel


A bird that makes me happy

I needed a picture today that made me feel better. I took this one while on vacation last August at Disney, and I love how the water looks with all of the reflections on the waves. What I see is a pretty, snow-white bird with blue eyes and a couple of black tail feathers just sticking out. But I don't know what kind it is. I also see two black fish in the top left corner. What I think of is a hot, sweaty, crowded, wonderful day spent on my own, just taking pictures and soaking it all in. I also think of how great it felt to join back up with my family at the end of that day and how happy I was to see them.

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There are a great many beautiful things

that I’ve experienced in this world.

What a blessing a new day is.


After the pose

My sister and brother-in-law, and baby Allison. This is one of my favorite pictures from our vacation last August, taken on the morning we arrived in Florida. What I see is my family at the beach, and my sister looking very happy. What I think is that capturing these moments is why I keep clicking after the pose.

Life isn’t something you can pose for.

After all, it’s not a portrait;

it’s an Action-Adventure!


Red Cats and Elephants

I snapped this picture the day my sister and I took the girls for a walk downtown. Seeing these cats sitting in the window made me happy for no particular reason. What I see is a window sill filled with someone else's nick nacks. What I think of is how much happiness our little treasures can bring us.

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They were all so happy they could hardly speak at first.
They just looked with shining eyes
at those lovely Christmas presents.
But Laura was happiest of all.  Laura had a rag doll.

Laura sat down on the edge of the bed and held her doll.
She loved her red mittens and she loved the candy,
but she loved her doll best of all.  She named her Charlotte.

– Laura Ingalls Wilder
Little House in the Big Woods


Cool Cool Kitty

I know this is early, but as soon as I saw this picture today, it just made me happy. What I see is sparkly fun and maybe a little bit of delight. What I think of is the first dusting of the season and how magical that can be.

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Oh the weather outside is frightful,

but the fire is so delightful,

and since we’ve no place to go,

let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!