Wednesday, February 16, 2011

My Ordinary Life

On recent visits to two blogs that I love reading, I felt convicted to take some time and look around me for little things that make me happy.  Then to photograph those little things and share them on my blog.  Now it goes without saying that my grandbabies (who are often around me) make me very happy and I could take and share photos of them constantly.  However I don't think that was the intent of Diane and Becky.  

What I took away from their posts was to slow down and see beauty in the regular daily stuff that is life.    Whether it be sunlight & shadows;  shapes in the snow;  or a bit of sparkle & some old wood.  You never know what you might see.

What is "ordinary" in your life today
that you can record?
Look more closely.
Diane Knott

What about you ~ what simple pleasures brighten up your day?
Becky Shander

So as I was walking out of my bedroom the other day I noticed this sparkly necklace hanging over the edge of an old window frame.  The window frame has been hiding behind the bedroom door ~ just waiting for me to do something with it.  The necklace is hanging on a little hook right above it.   I love the contrast between the two.
I never really noticed until I took some time to look around.....

Thanks Diane and Becky.


Boo-Bah said...

This is a wonderful idea. Sometimes it's the smallest things that can make us happy or give us smiles. I am trying to make time each day to do something I enjoy. It doesn't always work out.

Becky said...

Seeing your photo just brightened up my day, thank you. This shade of green (painted window frame) makes me feel hopeful that Spring will soon arrive.

Libbie said...

Hi Marie! Life has been so busy I haven't been able to visit as much as I like to! How are you!? Glad to hear those grandbabies are still filling you up with smiles! & that necklace IS really cool! I love the wood you have it displayed on too! Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing it..I will have to look around a little more closely myself! Hope you are doing great!

Ann said...

it is amazing how many things we just don't stop and take the time to enjoy. Love the picture.