Christmas Eve

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I was almost going to allow myself to be a tiny bit sad this morning. Why? Well, because I am spending Christmas alone. But then, of course, I remembered that I am alone by choice. And I am not really alone because I have Abby with me.

Abby is enjoying her Christmas Eve bone right now on the deck. But I suspect that, for her, it si Christmas ever day. Teh secret is to live in the present and to enjoy every moment.

Well, all sorts of lovely things have happened so far today and I am feeling as happy as I have ever been. Frist was the delight of sunshine. So I tucked my camera into my pocket and headed out to the back 40 with Abby. I love taking photos at this time of year – the light is magical. (which is why they call it magic hour).

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I used to think that taking photos while I hiked or walked in nature would diminish the experience – instead of enjoying the “now”, I would be trying to frame the scenery for a photo, which would catapult me into the future. But quite the opposite happens. When I look for photo opportunities, I really take the time to stop and look around and really notice the trees, the plants, the angle of the sun and the beauty of everything around me. I love taking photos more and more – painting with light.

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Another lovely thing – Pat gave me a present – Bernard Callebaut dark chocolate! Of course it’s the best present ever!!!

Isn’t it lovely how quickly a day can become happy? It’s simply a question of attitude and loving and appreciating right here and right now – and understanding that where I am right now is my creation. Amazing!

 

 

About goodyniosi

Writer, avid(!!!) hiker - living life to the fullest. Love, life, bliss - getting high on getting high (in the alpine that is)
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3 Responses to Christmas Eve

  1. Ruth is finding the same thing with her new camera. It makes her look at things, instead of just gliding through them. I love your pictures, Goody, but they sure make me homesick. What a beautiful place you live in. There is beauty here in China, but not like back home.

  2. goodyniosi says:

    but you’ll be home soon 🙂

  3. Darwin is right: it’s beautiful where you are. You’re lucky to be in such a gorgeous place; but I also agree that beauty is where we choose to see it. It often means just stopping, noticing, taking a bit of time. 🙂 Thanks for the reminder!

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