At one time or other, we all probably ask ourselves, since change is inevitable, why do we resist it so much? Just the thought of moving from what we are accustomed to can cause us varying degrees of stress. How can we train ourselves to anticipate change with more positivity and excitement? Most likely, the stress has a lot to do with our attitudes. I believe that maintaining an attitude of thankfulness has to be the best way to embrace change. Focusing on life's beauty that is just waiting to be experienced and beheld is the first step to accepting change.
I admit that I am not looking forward to winter this year. Living in British Columbia, Canada, it seems like I just never get enough summer. I love the dry, warm beautiful days of slipping on a pair of flip flops or running shoes (sneakers) and grabbing my camera and water bottle as I head off to see what interesting vision I can capture to affix to a card that will bless someone. Everywhere I turn there are incredible subjects that compete for my attention and the click of my camera.
Like it or not, I find myself in November already and the wet, cold days are blowing in. I've captured all the lovely flowers of summer 2016 I ever will. They've given us their beauty to share and remember through the photos that now grace Rippled Reflections Cards.
The best thing about seasons is that they do bring change. As I don my sweater or jacket, I dash out the door with my camera with delightful anticipation as I take focus on the amazing transformation of nature all around me. Autumn has given so many incredible colours that I've had a hard staying indoors.
From changing colours, wind blowing falling leaves, returning birds from southern habitats, to puddle treasures and golden rippled reflections on stilled bodies of water, the dramatic message of change is embracing us. Its a celebration of transformation!
Now, the sun is shining after a very wet day yesterday. I must grab my camera and my dog and go before the rain and the gray return. Hope you too have opportunity to capture the colour.