Leap Attentively 29 Pictures

This year I decided that I would focus on making goals rather than making resolutions. Resolutions usually make me feel like a failure where setting goals makes achieving your desires actually attainable. The question is, “WHY?”  What I have realized is that I cannot resolve to do anything in my own strength. I will always come up short. When I set goals, I am more mindful of the BIG picture and the steps that I need to take to get there. When I am doing that , I have no choice but to realize that I better get on my knees and seek the help of the one that can make it happen.  One of my goals this year was to take time to enjoy my camera and documenting my life. That is where it all started for me, my love for photography and pictures. When I am looking at my life through the lens, things become clearer and I am aware of the blessings. I have strayed away from that just a bit and need some JOY. I started the year off by joining a 365/366 daily challenge on FB. I love it but my struggles of becoming distracted easily got in the way. You could share any picture you like but there were also themes you could follow. Those who know me well know that I LOVE a theme. Give me a theme party  to plan and I am a happy girl. Ok maybe a happy girl BUT a crazy one as well. I go all in and every idea and thought that goes through my  mind I want to / have to do. Who cares about the dishes, feeding my family, getting dressed….. LOLOL… you get the picture. I was planning to live rather than living in the moment and taking what the good Lord had for me.  I haven’t given it up completely because I have enjoyed the people and of course the themes. But I decided to do something new.  The Seeking One Is doing  a L.E.A.P Challenge on her blog. The idea is to live wholeheartedly with passion.  LEAP stands for  L~live   E~ enjoy  A~ add  pray. This month the focus on all of these aspects  is to do them attentively.  One of the challenges for this month  is to take 29 pictures of  something that caught your attention and posting one each day. So here I go. This will be the start of my something new.

 

Day 1

This picture means a lot to me. My tea party ladies had a tea for me the other night and this is one of the candles that was on the table. It represents the warmth of good friends and so much more to me but I will save that for another post.IMG_8117

Day 2

I love when I get to catch the horses walking on the edge of the pond and see their reflection. It is so beautiful. Today I found myself deep in thought about my reflection and what I want it to be.

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Day 3

Be still my heart!!! I LOVE clouds and a blue sky. 

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Day 4

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Day 5

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Day 6

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Day 7

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Day 8

 

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Day 9

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Day 10

I never take the time to look at the piles I have all over my house. Today I decided to get a little more intimate with these things that are trying to run me out of my home and disable me. I love that tiger lady!! I do not look forward to life without Legos.

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