February Awards…

It is nice to see the reward of your work…I have to admit that I was disappointed last month…but it only pushed me to work harder…and listening to the critique was rewarding…it is not always easy to hear what needed to be improved…but one of the best ways to continue to develop your skills…by listening to those better than yourself…

By listening and observing the photos that were well received…the creative juices were stirred to design and grow in my own style…

My advancement from Level 2 to 3 requires 40 Club Points and another Certificate of Merit and Gold Awards10 …receiving 3 points for each entry increased my score to 15 Club Points on this level…Goal to advance to the next level by the end of 2022…

I have a Secret
Elementary My Dear Watson⭐ (This is a Flower Called the Watsonia)

“Reflections of Fall”

For some reason, I cannot find the file on this entry (this is a copy of the thumbnail😢) …it was entered under the theme of the month “Reflections”

This last photograph came out of a broken tree limb that fell in the pool…just an example of making “lemonade out of lemons”🤣

Like life…often how we view the circumstances of our lives depends on the filters that we use…when life appears all grey and dark…put on your rosy spectacles👓.. difficulties are often about perspective…gratitude being a great tool for making that change …

When my back gets cranky, and I am feeling sorry for myself…often just reminding myself that I am blessed to be able to feel the pain …how many quadriplegics would give everything to feel that discomfort…I know that doesn’t change the current situation…but just a minuet change in how you see the current situation…often is enough to give you a renewed hope and a small spurt of strength to take another step in the journey…and that’s all it is…one step at a time…in the moment…taking one new blessed breath at a time…

If you’re wondering what I mean by “miracle”, it’s simple: a miracle is a shift in perspective from fear to love.

– Gabrielle Bernstein

Love and magic for your day❣ and laughter…laugh today…dance in your underwear…just a moment of spontaneous joy for being alive