Penny For Your Thoughts


The ridges of an old penny…marred and bent.

Exposed to hurt.

Weathered.

Oh, the tattered stories it could tell. 

 

I have known hardship. I have been lost.

I have been found. I have scars.

But here I stand.

Stronger and moving forward.

I value the lessons for I have learned. 

Before we become quick to judge, always take a moment and ruminate on the lives of others. Do not question a struggle you have never weathered.

 

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My Personal Growth


With only six days into the new year, the majority of us are looking for opportunities to improve, change and grow in various ways. Progress can be a struggle. But sometimes, our deepest struggles can carry us through our greatest growth.

It would be so easy for me to post a photo of a beautiful flower, from seed to bloom; to relay my thoughts on my personal growth. But I’m not. 

If I’ve learned anything over the years, my growth comes in waves. Those waves demand a temporary surrender to learn from my mistakes. 

My life, with all its ups and downs, is like the oceans tide. Ever moving. Ever changing. Nothing stays the same. Just when I think all is well, an unpredicted circumstance washes over me and rearranges the life I once had. As the tide goes back out, I collect my thoughts and start again. 

The incoming waves are all a part of life. Without them, I would not grow. I would not see the beauty from each change. I would not experience the growth from each challenge. 

Some may feel this is a stretch for this particular photo challenge. It may not evoke the excitement of entering into a new year. It may not symbolize the way most view the word “growth.” That’s okay.

For me, the highs and lows of the oceans tide speaks the spirit of change and newness with endless opportunities of growth.

 

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My Proclivity


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From Me to You…


With this being the last Weekly Photo Challenge of the year, I can’t help but realize how quickly time has passed.

Life is full of unpredictable turn of events and even with all the drama that manages to arise, each day never ceases to be miraculous.

One of my favorite times of the year is Christmas because it reminds me to surround myself with those I love. With so many people searching for those magical moments, with eyes wide open…little do they know…the magic is already there.

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We all have a story…and sometimes the struggles within each journey is not only for our learning, but a message to inspire others, as well.

One of my favorite memories in time was when I opened my front door and visited a post-card moment of this silent beauty. 

This video is a picture-perfect post card moment in my life. I’m not saying my life was perfect, by any means, but that very moment in time was.

Although this is no longer my home and have moved twice to two different states since then…I still remember the warmth I felt on that cold, silent night.

Every now and then, I reflect on where I am and the many different circumstances that led me here. I will always cherish my past, the good and the bad…as stepping stones to this journey I continue.  With 2018 soon upon us, I wish you the joy of family, the gift of friends and the best of everything in the new year. 

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Love,

Laura

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