There is something most thrilling to me as a sky watcher about walking in the moonlight and trying to capture the perfect atmospheric refraction. Some of the best scenery I’ve captured are with the refraction of my eyes. When the beauty of light passes through the atmosphere, it is refracted just as it does through our eyes. If you ever walked in the moonlight you would feel just how it protects us, nourishes us, and gives us life.
As eerie as the scene may be with the refraction of light at night I find comfort in knowing it surrounds me with the warmth and guidance I need to feel safe. It always helps that I never walk in the moonlight alone or in the dark for that matter as I need that refraction of light in my life.
When I look at these photos the warmth I see in this light seduces my mind, body, and soul. There isn’t anything more exhilarating than being seduced by moonlight. Well that is if your not in a pitch dark room that you can’t see, feel, or hear anything more than the warm breath of someone breathing down your neck, but that’s another story.
Have you ever experienced that overwhelming spell that someone has placed you under when you lose your self-control? If not than take a walk and feel the moonlight on your skin some clear night and feel the cool breeze blowing through your hair. Walk hand and hand in the moonlight and find that perfect atmospheric refraction, take a deep breath and take in that moment of beauty. The strength and warmth that will wrap around you in this light can be an overwhelming experience. This is the kind of stress management that everyone should practice to feel the weight of the world being lifted off your shoulders.
There have been many times in my life that my eyes and heart have taken in the beauty of the sun setting. It is my happy place to enjoy any moment that I can feel the warmth and beauty surrounding me with a hug. Today may not have been the day you were all hoping for, but tomorrow is another day to hope for the best. Remember always that the only thing between a good day and a bad day is your attitude. At the end of the day you should be content with the life you lived, how much love you shared and the difference you made in your life today. If it isn’t everything you dreamed of tomorrow you should get up and make it your goal to make it the life you want to live and love.
It is my desire in life to inspire the people that are in my path and were meant to connect with me to live the life they love. If you are not loving every minute of your life then you are the only one in charge of your life and should take control of it and make it the life you love. Life flashes before our eyes everyday and if you aren’t loving everything that is flashing in front of you than hurry and try to catch the next flash to happiness. Our lives our way to short to not love every minute of it and we aren’t guaranteed tomorrow. Enjoy the blessings of today with a positive outlook on life as it really is the key to the happy life you can learn to love.
I’m taking a moment before I call it quits for the night and head to bed to share my visuals of a beautiful day in my neighborhood. On the first day of fall I was able to capture some of the most beautiful reflections of the new season…
Do you ever have those days that you just don’t feel like doing anything??? Those days tend to feel unproductive, but when you can take advantage of those days to pause and reflect on your day, week, or life you somehow feel like you have accomplished something in these kinds day. Keep things in your life alive by taking advantage of those quiet, rainy, dreary days to speak your mind sharing all that you feel could make a difference in your life. May your voice speak of your dreams and hopes for the future, not your fears.
It is always good for me to make time for my own self-reflection as I’m still trying to forever seeking the reason I am on the path I am in my life. I’m always thankful for all of my blessings of the day.and promise myself that I will not be afraid to ask questions, look stupid, or make mistakes as it doesn’t only help me, but the others in my life to learn and grow.
Take this time to believe that something wonderful is about to happen even when you don’t feel it in that particular moment as the positive reflection can only make for a great day and a better life in the future for you and your loved ones. It is YOU and only YOU that can live the life you love and love the life you live.
Thanks to my Mom I try to always make the reflection in the mirror be the reflection of what I want other to see. I’ll never forget when I was in my mid 20’s spending the day with her and feeling a bit miserable. My Mom was obviously tired of seeing me look this way and the only way she knew how to bring it to my attention was to take me to the bathroom and have me look in the mirror. She said to me ” Do You see that?” I said “What?” She said “Do you see yourself?” I said “Yes” She said “Do you like what you are seeing?” I started to cry… She said to me “I didn’t think so and either do we.” It wasn’t me to walk around looking so miserable and I seriously did not like what I seen and especially that others were seeing the same thing. 20 Years later I’m thinking of her as I’ve never seen a more beautiful reflection in the mirror as I did last night with the biggest smile not only on my face but in my heart. Take a good look in the mirror and know that It is only a reflection and then go out there and find the reflection within your heart and soul that you want to share with others around you.