Thursday, October 27, 2011

Being where you are

Holly and I went on a day trip a few days ago to see her cousin, my niece. We were on a road neither of us had ever been on and might not travel again. This is a photo right out the window of the van, from the driver's seat. I used the steering wheel to brace the camera. Leaves are changing, but it's still warm for October.

Already it's history. Most of those leaves are still on those trees; not all of them, though all will fall. Holly and I will never have that day again, except in photographs and memories.

Where you are when you read this is a place where you can find value or beauty. The moment you read this is a moment you can make better, if by nothing more than breathing in gratitude and appreciation.
photo by Sandra Dodd, October 22, Los Luceros, New Mexico


  1. Love this post and picture ! Breathing a big gratitude and appreciation breath for your daily post ! Thanks !

  2. Beautiful thoughts, Sandra. How true, that life is fleeting and it really only takes a second, just a single second, to make things better. Paring things down in terms of time (i.e., not a BAD DAY but just a bad second, a bad moment instead...) allows me to sit back, breathe, and feel gratitude for the opportunity to reframe a situation in a more joyful, appreciative way.


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