Above is a path thru a forest is Seattle. As you walk along the path you will see Different Trees but the Same Forest. So often we focus on the differences and fail to realize the bigger picture of the world we live in. It is the trees that are different and make the walk thru forest interesting and unique. However, in the end we say, we took a walk in the forest, not we took a walk thru different trees. As our world grows so divided, the failure to see that we are different trees but living in the same forest may be our undoing. We need the uniqueness, the differences to make our journey interesting, but we need to realize we make up the same forest. It is our coexistence that guarantees our survival on earth. We are different trees, but we must remain the same forest. This is the key: "DIFFERENT TREES: SAME FOREST."
Summer is almost officially here and we can see signs of Summer. The day has gotten longer, the temperature has risen, and we can see outside activities everywhere we go. The Seasons do not suddenly begin or end, but Seasons come gradually as one ends and another begins. Our lives move the same way, we gradually pass from one phase to another. We move from childhood to adulthood in gradual phases. Things happen to prepare us for the next phase. It is when we try to move too quickly that problems arise. Summer reminds us to take life slowly. Slowly move from phase to phase and you will discover the gradual joys of each phase. Look for the "SIGNS OF SUMMER!"
Yesterday was Nature Photography Day, but guess what? You can still celebrate the day by taking photos of Nature. Nature is good for our body, mind, and soul. We get out in the fresh air, we exercise, and we see the natural world around us. So grab any camera you have, phone camera, point & shoot camera, or a DSLR camera and get out of the house, off the noisy roads, and the overcrowded cities into the fresh air of our natural world with the animals who share our world. It's "NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY DAY."
LIVE!!! Get out and Live! As we enter into the Summer, get out and have some fun, somewhere. The weather is good everywhere and the days are longer. We spend too much time working and distracted by things that are in the long run mean very little. Life is too short and before you know it our time runs out here on earth. There are things to see, do, enjoy, and experience. Life is calling you to spend time with the ones you love. So get out and "LIVE!!! HAVE FUN IN THE SUN!"
Above is an image of a Park in California. It is Summertime. Now is a good time to take "a walk in the park." It will refresh you, give you a little exercise, help you to enjoy the outdoors, and maybe even meet interesting people. All too often we cope ourselves up with inactivity, not wanting to do anything. However, just getting outside can relieve stress, cure our blues, and get us healthy. So sometime this week, get out and take "A WALK IN THE PARK!"