Have 30 days really already passed? Where did this month go? I think I've been too busy focusing on the enjoyment of life. (grin)
I've come to realize over the last few years, that life really is what you put into it. If you let life drag you around and you allow your emotions to flow without regard for personal choice, it isn't going to be a whole lot of fun, happiness, or enjoyment. The key to happiness (per plenty of chats with older folks, books, and logic), is just releasing the iron grip of control on life, kicking back (attitude-wise), focusing on as much beauty around you as you can, loving fiercely the things around you that matter (such as yours or others' children), and choosing to enjoy life, even when it feels hard. Doesn't mean that you'll always feel perky, or optimistic, or insanely blissful. But when you are enjoying life, it makes those hard days somehow not so hard.
I think the biggest realization from focusing on happiness, is noticing, aknowledging and being thankful for the beautiful community of people surrounding you - lifting you up, reminding you of the beauty in your life when you need it, and giving you the opportunity of a loving friendship and exchange. So thank you everyone!
Now, for a couple photos. As I said, we went up the mountain to take some shots of a beautiful, sweet little girl. I am very pleased to say, I like what I came home with! The lighting up there was gorgeous.
Then, at 2 in the morning, I was called for the birth. It was a very fast, beautiful birth. I'm somewhat happy with the photos I got. I just love capturing these fleeting moments for others.
So, tomorrow the blog will be back to "normal," but hopefully with new insight. Happy Tuesday, everyone!