Tag: Happiness

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Debbie’s one-word theme for this week is ‘Caring’, and once again I was struggling to find a suitable photograph to fit the theme – although that all changed on Friday, on my walk, when I spotted this pair of water birds caring for their young.

About the images:

Taken on May 7th 2017 by the Lake, using a Galaxy Note mobile phone. The little ones refused to keep still.

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The first thing that comes to mind when I think of ‘Comfort’ (which is Debbie’s one-word photography theme for this week!) is me snuggled up in bed, wrapped inside my gigantic duvet. Now, I don’t have any photos of that, and I wouldn’t share them if I did. The next thing that springs to mind is my Place of Peace and Tranquility. Raili reminded me of it recently in her post The Gift, so I thought I’d include it in today’s post. Obviously, I have no photos of my Haven, with it being inside my mind and all, but when I go for a walk, anywhere in the Iter Grinds (or the rest of the world), there is always something that reminds me of it. Whether in Winter (photo above) or Summer (photo below and featured image) the rocks, the greenery, the water, the sounds instantly relax me. I have no animals in my Haven, apart from some I see occasionally in the distance taking a drink, and I’m working on bringing them a little closer to me, but even without them my Inner Sanctuary is comfortable enough.

Having a nice comfortable place to escape to is a must. I have this blog as one form of escape, and my writing provides comfort as I explore the many avenues my thoughts go down, Random Lane being a particular favourite. But it’s being out in nature, anywhere with trees and grass, and even more special with water, that gives the biggest boost of comfort ever. It’s so relaxing it just Feels Good.

Do you have a special place of comfort? Do you have a photo of it? Or do you have a photo of anything that comforts you that you would like to share? Why not enter Debbie’s challenge. Or, you could pop on over to Debbie’s blog to see other bloggers’ entries. I’ve added a link at the beginning of this post.

And whilst you’re here (if you haven’t already!) would you like to take a candle or two and spread a little light around the world? This link will take you to my post where you will find several candles to choose from. The candles are free to be taken, you don’t need to link back here or anything if you do take one/some/them, I simply created them so we can all share the light.

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Let It Go!

My search for eternal happiness brings me once again looking at this view of home. All of the things that annoy me, worry me, stress me out, bother me, frustrate me or downright infuriate me are down there somewhere. I can’t see them from this vantage point, and I’m very happy about that. They are so insignificant they aren’t worth the bother. The thing is, the outcomes of my dreams and desires and wants and needs are down there also… well, in a future somewhere down there. I can’t see them from this viewpoint either. I may as well let them go as well. At least this way, I’m not hung up on the outcomes of those dreams, so if they happen they happen, if not there’s room for something else, something better to happen. Oops. Can’t get too hung up on that alternate future either!

Life is too short to be hung up on things… to be annoyed by things… to be dreaming, thinking about it. With that all moved to one side, there is now plenty of space to be. Just that. To be.

I think I’ll bring the dreaming back though. I do need just a little direction.

Without the external annoyances, that is. With gratitude, annoyances, I send you off, out into the aether. You’ve brought me to this point where I release you, and should you return, I’ll greet you with a smile. You won’t be expecting that.