142 Days Ago

It’s been 142 days since my last post. Let’s just say I’ve been going through a rough transition which I hope will only be temporary.

I took notice of this beautiful bloom along a public parking lot. This bloom was somewhat large but small, in comparison to its surroundings. I’m not sure how many pass by and notice its amazing beauty and aroma each day, but I’m thankful I saw it today.

My definition:

Bloom (noun) a beautiful process of becoming more than you were the day before…especially when rising from the dirt and dust.

You do not have to be perfect. You do not even have to be noticed for your progress. As long as you see how far you’ve come, that’s all that matters. Even a flower struggles before it finally blooms. That is what makes the process worth it.

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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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#WhoNeedsWho?

A brilliant mix of God and man and who needs who.

What’s your thoughts? Please share.

 

Brilliant

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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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