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October Photo a Day Challenge: Day 10

October Photo a Day Challenge is Emotion…

It isn’t unusual for me to experience a wide range of emotions each day.  On any given day my emotions can swing from relaxed to anxious, confident to concerned and overwhelmed to calm all before I finish my morning cup of coffee…Emotions are any strong agitation of the feelings caused by experiencing joy, love, sorrow, fear, hate or the like.

I wonder what emotion I was experiencing when this photo was taken…

Here are the remaining October Photo a Day Challenge prompts:

11. Something close-up: These photos might be a little mysterious. Take a photo of something really close-up.

12. On the table: Last month we did table, but this month let’s do ON the table. What’s on your table?

13. Landscape: Take a photo of the skyline, a landscape you see.

14. Makes you laugh: What’s something funny that makes you laugh. Share it.

15. Dinnertime: Just like lunchtime, only later. Take a picture of what dinnertime is like on this day for you.

16. Something you wrote: Take a photo of something you wrote or drew.

17. Fruit: Take a photo of a piece of fruit, or a few.

18. Made you smile today: What made you smile today? Find it. Shoot it. Share it.

19. Letters: Take a photo of letters. They might make up a poster, or something bigger. Or even be mail?

20. 4 o’clock: Take a photo a 4am or 4pm – whatever you’re doing at that time.

21. Calm: Take a photo of something that makes you feel calm, or represents calm.

22. In your town: Take a photo of something from where you live. It might be a building, people, park or something else.

23. The view from here: Take a photo of your view from where you are. It might be your office, your home, traveling. The everyday can sometimes be very interesting.

24. Weather: Take a photo of the weather today. Let’s travel around the world with everyone’s weather photos.

25. People: It might be people you know or people you don’t. Take a photo of people.

26. Listening to: What are you listening to? Music? Children laughing? Share it.

27. Morning: Take a photo of your morning.

28. Looking back: Take a photo of something from your past, or from just behind you. Look back and take a photo.

29. Moon: The moon is just about full tonight. Take a photo.

30. Clothes: Take a photo of clothes. Perhaps what you’re wearing, or in your wardrobe, on a mannequin or otherwise.

31. Whatever you please: Are you celebrating Halloween tonight? Perhaps take a photo of that. Today is free choice – take a photo of ANYTHING you like.


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Controlling Emotions…

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Do you control your emotions or do they control you? 

When you are in a hurry and someone cuts you off in traffic, do you control your emotions or do they control you?   Do you get frustrated and blow the horn and begin to plan your revenge?  Or, do you think the other person may be in a bigger hurry because they are late picking up the kids from daycare?
Do you control your emotions or do they control you,when the internet is running slow and you are trying to finish your blog before your self-imposed cut-off time?  Do you shout at the computer screen and bang on the keys? Or, do you stop and think maybe a new exciting update is about to roll out.
 Do you control your emotions or do they control you, when you have spent hours cooking a meal and the entire family has made other plans for dinner?  Do you feel unappreciated and vow to never cook again?  Or, do you stop to think that maybe you should have checked with the family to see who would be around for dinner?
When you go out to dinner and the wait staff is less than attentive, do you control your emotions or do they control you ?  Do you find yourself getting exasperated and mentally deducting percentage points from the gratuity?  Or, do you stop and think that maybe they just took an order from a large group with lots of special requests?
In years past I was this frustrated, impatient, self-centered, exasperated, horn honking, key board banging, “why is this happening to ME” person.
Now I embrace the delays that happen in my life.  I look at the long line at the grocery store as a way to observe my surroundings or chat with someone waiting in line or even flip through a magazine or two.  When I get stuck waiting for a train to pass I call a friend.  When I spill something or drop something I try to see the humor in it.  When someone cuts me off in traffic, I pray for them. 
Am I saying that I am always patient and understanding?  Of course not, but I do my best to control my emotions.  And when my emotions get the best of me I try to regain my composure as quickly as I can. 
I am of the belief that things happen for a reason.  I believe every situation is an opportunity for growth and personal development.  In one situation I might be the teacher, in the next instant I am the student. 
You can’t control what happens to you but you can control your reaction. Put your mind in gear before you put your mouth in motion. Proverbs 29:11


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