Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Focus on Gratitude



"At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think, with deep gratitude, of those who have lighted the flame within us." - Albert Schweitzer

 My motivation and inspiration had been missing in action for weeks and weeks. I had been fighting first a cold, then the flu.  I am well again, and happily visiting all of my favorite photography sites.  I am grateful for my "Life Sisters," whose words and images have helped bring back the magic - and to all of you, who share your beautiful images with us in our flickr group. I'm feeling motivated again to chase the light and find the magic in everything, and I thank each and every one of you.


22 comments:

Carol said...

I couldn't tell your light was out because you are always so encouraging and warm. Glad you feel better,Judy! And thanks for reminding us all to be gratefu.

Cathy H. said...

Judy, I'm with Carol, I had no idea you were not feeling creative or well. We can be so blessed if we only spend a few minutes each day being grateful! I love your image, it is so full of peace and hope!

Kim Stevens said...

I love how inspiration and encouragement multiplies...I'm loving that blue sky in your photo! I know that quote well, it's a really good one. So glad you are better now, grateful indeed! xo

terriporter said...

Love everything about this! Your photo tells a story of finding beauty where most people wouldn't be able to see it. And your grateful words and wonderful quote remind us all to be grateful every day. So glad you are feeling better. There's nothing like being sick to take the "starch" out of us, as my grandmother used to say! Perfectly beautiful Focus on Gratitude in every way.

Linda/patchwork said...

So glad you're feeling better.
That is a beautiful photo.

Viv (modifica) said...

So glad you are better I too have a bug a large bug the first thing I did when I felt better was start to read all the lovely blogs I missed....

Olivia Fulmer said...

So glad you're feeling better. I'm fighting the cold now, too. Not fun. . . .

Jeanne said...

Lovely composition and bokeh in your photo, and glad that you are feeling better!

Angela said...

Welcome back. So glad you are feeling better.

kelly said...

what a beautiful quote!! really speaks to the healing power of good friends! so glad to hear you are feeling better!! xoxo kelly

heyjudephotography said...

Oh, you're so sweet Carol. Thank you!

heyjudephotography said...

Cathy, I added that photo to my photo store on my blog, and after reading your comment I titled it, "Winter's Peace." See, thanks again for the inspiration and kind words!

heyjudephotography said...

Thanks Kim! You are so right - inspiration and encouragement just keeps on giving!

heyjudephotography said...

I'm now all "starched" and ready to roll! (I like your grandmother's saying!) Thanks Terri, but as I said in my post, all of you have really helped get me out of my funk.

heyjudephotography said...

Thank you Linda. So glad you visited!

heyjudephotography said...

Viv, I'm so glad you're better too. It seems that these "bugs" this season last forever. Glad to see you here and thanks for your kind words.

heyjudephotography said...

Olivia, I hope you are feeling better very, very soon.

heyjudephotography said...

Thank you Jeanne. I do like this photo. It's the first one I took after being so sick, and it's my favorite from my nature walk that day.

heyjudephotography said...

Thank you Angela, you're so sweet!

heyjudephotography said...

Yes, the healing power of good friends, and who just happen to be very talented photographers and artists who inspire me every day...and you are included in that group Kelly!

Dotti said...

A perfect gratitude post and photo, Judy! Thank you so much. And so glad you're back in the saddle again. Whether mental or physical, creative valleys are not much fun.

Katie said...

YAY to feeling better and for conquering the flu! We just finished a round of that in our house, not fun. Beautiful photo to celebrate to boot! Hope you have a happy evening. : )

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