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2014 52 Week Photo Challenge…3/52: Gratitude

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It’s easy to get caught up in all of the negativity that surrounds us everyday…all it takes is for one person to start complaining about the weather or the boss or the paint color on the wall and more than likely the person standing next to them will join in…It’s easier to go with the flow even if we know it’s going to take us down a dark hole…negativity breeds negativity.  It’s time to swim up-stream…choose to live a grateful life.

Choose to focus on what you have in life instead of what you don’t have.  Start noticing and listing the things you are grateful for.  Include things you normally take for granted.  We often take for granted the very things that make life worth living.  Good Health, a warm coat, good friends, a hot cup of coffee, being greeted at the door by an overly excited furry friend or a car that starts when we turn the key.

Let 2014 be a year filled with gratitude…be the silver lining in the cloudy day…Retrain your mind to look for the good in every situation.

In general grateful people are happier, healthier and less stressed.

Here are a few things I am grateful for…

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I am grateful for our garden that provides good things for us to eat and my hat that keeps the sun off of my face…

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I am grateful for my husband who makes me laugh everyday even when I don’t want to.

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I am grateful for sunny days, shady spots and fresh cut grass.

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I am grateful for the beautiful flowers that grow in my garden, they remind me to slow down and enjoy the moments that make up life.

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I am grateful for sweet treats, especially the wonderful creamy concoction known as gelato.

What will you be grateful for this year?

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http://jldlovesart.wordpress.com/2014/01/14/seeking-to-be-amazed/

http://jcrow365grateful.wordpress.com/2014/01/14/01-13-2014/

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2014 52 Week Photo Challenge…2/52: Fresh

I thought we could all use some fresh perspective this week..with half of the country dealing with freezing temperatures, snow days and cancelled flights… it might help to remember that the scent of fresh-cut grass and warm sunny days are just around the corner.

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Since we moved to the country a few years ago we have planted a fresh herb and vegetable garden and a small grove of citrus trees…Although oranges make me think of warm summer days, the varieties of citrus that are growing in our yard are harvested in the cooler months.  We have a dozen or more citrus trees…satsuma and clementine mandarins, navel orange, pummelo, lemon and lime…Although I enjoy all of the vegetables we grow the real highlight is being able to walk through the yard and pick a piece of fresh fruit from the tree, peel and eat it right on the spot.

We have been waiting to harvest the fruit until after the first freeze…the Old Timers say that the fruit is the sweetest after the first freeze…so that time has finally come for south Texas.  Now the race is on to eat all of the freshly picked oranges before they dry up or mold…I may try making fresh preserves…however there may not be enough this time around…I wonder if I can overdose on vitamin C?

What’s your fresh perspective for this weeks challenge?

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2014 52 Week Photo Challenge…1/52: Goodbye

As we look forward to the new year and all of its possibilities we must pause for a moment and think on all that the past year was and wasn’t…Then it is time to say Goodbye!  Although 2013 wasn’t the blogging year I had hoped for it was a great year overall.

So to kick off the year with a blogging bang I have decided to host my first blogging challenge.  The 2014 52 Week Photo Challenge begins today with saying Goodbye to 2013.  I am looking forward to getting to know you and your part of the world through your interpretation of the challenge prompts.

A sunset is the only goodbye I look forward to…each one is beautiful in its own way and entirely unique.

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Saying goodbye to 2013…

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Last 2013 Post @ neihtn
It’s a Wrap @ AngelineM’s Blog 

 

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2014 52 Week Photo Challenge…

Welcome

Welcome to my first attempt at hosting a weekly photo challenge...

Over the years I have participated in a number of annual blogging challenges. However, this will be my first attempt at hosting a blogging challenge.  Because I am busy as are most bloggers…I have decided that a weekly photo challenge is all I have time to commit to for this year.

I plan to keep this simple…The weekly photo prompt will be posted each Sunday, except for this week we will begin on Wednesday January 1st. Throughout the week I will re-post and share any pictures that link up to my social media sites.

To play along you will want to share your interpretation of the photo prompt on any of the following social media formats;  your blog, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.  You can tag me @nolagirlatheart on your social media site so I can see your interpretation of the weekly prompt.

Also be sure to use the #NolaGirl52weekchallenge so everyone who is playing along can follow you and see your photos.

Let’s keep this fun and friendly…I am also challenging myself to leave more comments this year…this past year I “liked” lots of blog posts but I didn’t take the time to write a meaningful comment. I felt more like a creeper than an active member of this community.  This year will be different!

I am looking forward to seeing your interpretation of the weekly prompts...Let’s have some fun and support one another in what I expect is all of our favorite past times…blogging

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