gratitude, thanks

Not Small and Insignificant

It’s been a week, mixed with unpredictable joy, frustration, anxiety, discouragement, and inspiration.

Seems to be a good time to reflect on gratitude.

This week, I’m thankful for:

  • A heavy blanket of clouds in the sky early this morning that prevented the sun from blinding me or rendering me incapable of seeing cars or traffic lights in front of me.
  • This morning’s shower. I felt refreshed and like I could rejoin the living again.

Lily Chang © 2018

  • Not having to testify, when I had to show up for court mid-week.
  • A visit from a dear friend and housemate (for a very short while), that I hadn’t seen in some time. We picked up right where we left off last.

Lily Chang © 2018

  • A little hike at Mount Falcon Park.

Lily Chang © 2018

  • Little Owl Coffee. That the coffee shop optimized a small space so well and makes it an inviting, enjoyable place to be doesn’t cease to amaze me.
Lily Chang © 2018
  • This marvelous person who has fast become a kindred spirit.

Lily Chang © 2018

  • My Yashica Mat-124G camera.
  • The people in my life that get me and encourage me to be me.
  • Englewood Camera. The shop is full of people — employees and frequenters — who love cameras and engage in encouraging and helpful conversations about photography.

Lily Chang © 2018

  • Today’s cooler, autumn weather.

1 thought on “Not Small and Insignificant”

  1. In a difficult time, where there is much that one could focus on that paints a negative picture, it is increasingly important to actively choose to focus instead on the many things that are, have always been, and will continue to be good, true, beautiful and productive of life in our lives. They are there, and they are very real. Far more real than the charades often played out on the public stage. But they can be obscured by the loud, urgent clamor of craziness the sometimes overtakes life out in our world these days.
    It’s easy to allow our heads to be turned and our eyes be diverted from the quietly wonderful by boisterously boastful, bad, bombastic, boldly selfish actions fueled by ego, partisan pride, the desperate need to be right and the need to win at all costs. And worse, to waste our precious time on this earth reacting to those events and those who perpetrate them with pent up frustration and anger, and then to allow all that inner bad attitude and reactionary bad feeling to obscure the good, the true and the beautiful that is ever before our eyes.
    So happy to see you reserving time in your week to refocus on the latter, and keep your heart set on maintaining a Grateful Spirit.

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