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December 31, 2013
Volume 9- Issue 13

Along with wishes for the New Year, today's issue of Treasure Your Life Now on the last day of 2013 brings queries for you to consider as we move into 2014.

Do you ever find yourself waiting for the exact, right moment to do something, say something, write something, or... ??

sunrise at Wakodahtachee Wetlands


Do you protect yourself from the unknown or what you think you know?

sunrise at Wakodahatchee Wetlands on 12-29-13

Perhaps you hide behind excuses? Yet you look for...? You yearn for...?

The point of this last issue of the year is, "What if you were to Treasure Your Life NOW" in each moment? or to notice what happens when you Treasure Your Life, Yourself and those people in your life, right now!


THE STORY behind TODAY'S PHOTOS
On Sunday, this past weekend, one of my visiting grandsons said maybe he would get up and go to the beach with me to see sunrise. I set the alarm and walked outside to look at the dark distant sky. There were large and puffy clouds, so I thought it would be worth going.

When I woke my grandson, he thanked me and said that he was too tired. Given the beach is about 20 minutes, I wavered for myself and decided "No. I'll go back to bed." Generally, I am late-to-bed, late-to-rise.

Then I decided since I WAS up already I could go five to ten minutes away to Wakodahatchee Wetlands and probably experience a "good" sunrise... picturesque, possibly exceptional.

According to the Weather app on my iPhone, the sun would be rising at 7:03 AM. It was about 6:20 AM and I went on my computer, finding things to do, planning to leave about 6:45 AM to be there "on time." On schedule I left my home. It was already somewhat light outside.

As I looked up at the sky in front of my house and while driving, I was dazzled by the beautiful pinks and almost reds. There was no place to stop to photograph what I was seeing.

By the time I reached Wakodahatchee, the brilliance in the sky had settled down. It was only then that I remembered that often the magic of the rising sun is in the colors that radiate throughout the sky BEFORE we actually see it coming above horizon.

Thus the lead question here, "Are you waiting and for what?" I was waiting mainly for 7:03, missing what was before.

THE EXPERIENCES in TODAY'S PHOTOS
The topmost photo was the first scene I saw when I left my car. The sky reflecting the main color of the beautiful sky reminding me it was a great place to be.

With the second of the above photos we admire the beauty, while still being separated with our thoughts.

Below the camera and I open up to the full beauty.

sunrise in Wakodatchee photo 3 on December 29, 2013

 

birds flying at sunrise in Wakodahatchee Wetlands

I love the mystical quality of the blurs in the fourth photo. To the brilliance in being in action.

Last Self-Reflecting Query for the year -

I invited my writing group to write on it this morning and I invite you to do so also.

"When I treasure my life now, I......"

I wrote:
"When I treasure my life now, I am in the moment... the positive moment. I see what's working, seeing the good in others and myself.  

I am valuing myself, being present to what's right, the beauty in me and in others.  

When I am treasuring my life I am in it rather than observing it. I am in action. I am sharing with others, not fixing, rather inspiring each to treasure their lives, the people in it currently and yet to come.

When I treasure my life I am with my family, open to loving and being loved, relaxed and appreciating each of us for who we are.... the same with friends.  

Judgement disappears standing in the space of treasuring and breathing the now, the good, the beauty... life itself all around."

A Very Happy, Healthy, Joyous and Prosperous 2014 to you!

May the light of the sun radiate warmth and beauty throughout the world.

 

sun's rays at sunrise in Wakodahatchee Wetlands


As always, have fun with the photos and questions. Please share on the blog your experiences with what comes up for you, how you are Treasuring Your Life now.

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To Wonder, Joy and Love,
Living and Loving with No Regrets.

Inspirationally,

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