February 17, 2010
Volume 6 - issue 7

Today's Picture to Ponder message relates to perfections and imperfections and finding the blessings in our lives.

On Sunday, Valentine's Day, in the United States, I found myself feeling sad, missing Sam more than I usually do. It was interesting for me to observe this since he and I never really celebrated Valentine's Day. I handled it by taking constructive action, for me writing, making a phone call and posting my insights on my Writing for Healing blog. Bottom line I ended up being invited to dinner at my son's home, which resulted in, among other things, receiving a beautiful bunch of flowers.

Once home I took an abundance of photographs, for some unidentified reason, focusing on the numerous roses that were part of the grouping. I experimented with different backgrounds and lighting with this issue's roses being a small sampling. You can find more in the Rose Set in my FlickR account.

Before continuing, I do want to remind you of the SPIRIT AUTHORS Grand Opening, on Monday Feb 22. It consists of 5 FRE*E webcasts with 18 leading publishing experts. See Below or SPIRIT AUTHORS.

Today's Photos -

Orange rose


orange rose close up

 

close of up dying pink rose

 

pink rose opening bud at angle


Self-Reflecting Queries -
Today's photos are, obviously, of roses, none of which are perfect. I was initially caught up in their beauty in color and/or patterns and shapes.

Then I saw the "imperfections", the first pink one almost at the end of its time. This led me to querying, and inviting you do the same, "When you see something or someone, is your first response to see the imperfections or the beauty and positives?"

If you miss, the imperfections at first glance, or two, are you able to accept them and stay with the beauty of that at which you are looking, or is something marred, with negative in the space? If the latter, do you stay with the negative, or are you able to create a shift for yourself? If so, how?

As I conclude, I realize that seeing the roses' imperfections and choices we make are somewhat analogous to my Valentine's sadness experience, staying in it or finding a way to see the positives.

For me, if you read the blog post, you'll see, I ultimately chose to see the blessings in my life and wound up with even more than I expected - the flowers and the riches of that.

How about you? Are you able to see the blessings in your life?

As always, have fun with this.


Programs I recommend for:
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