Happiness, pure & simple.

Boy, I've had a few downer days recently. Or should I say downer week(s)?
But I think I'm coming out of it. (yessssss ! ala Napoleon D.)

Not certain why, but lots of little things were getting me down and instead of pulling myself up by the boot straps and making the best of things, which is my normal M.O., I just felt beaten down and defeated. A little raw and sullen.

I read some Psalms. I read some Ecclesiastes. I did my Bible Study and of course, as usual, it was just what I needed. Because God rocks like that...He gives me what I need. Even if I don't think I do. Or if I don't really WANT it...but I reluctantly read my Bible or listen to my Bible Studies online because I know I should and I go into it thinking "Ok- knock this out so I can actually get my day going!" and then BAM! He smacks me over the head with a word. or two. And gets my attention. My full- humbled and amazed- attention. He's good like that, you know?!

Anywho. Glass-Half-Full girl is BACK!

And she's feeling thankful. And inspired. And creative. And eager. And wistful. And..optimistic.

Thank you, Jesus!

One thing that has me over-the-moon happy is my photography. My obsession. Passion. Drive. I'm completely and utterly camera-happy and my desire to learn and grow in this art form seems insatiable!

Yesterday was a beautiful day but the evening hours were GLORIOUS. Josie had been allowed to rent a game and was enthralled with it but she humored her mother and gamely went along for a walk so I could snap away in the lovely light.

Here's a couple. I'll post more over the next day or two, but these were a couple favorites.



kate said...

OH MY GOODNESS!! I love these!! LOVE! (How many exclamation points can I put in one comment?) These are such beautiful shots. You have a gift my lovely sister. The bottom one- almost surreal. Gorgeous.

Sarah said...

Thanks, sis. xoxo

"m" said...

WOW!!! These are awesome sweetie!
Absolutely beautiful! You are so good at capturing light and "the moment". xoxo