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).
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.
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!