Here in South Florida we are preparing for The Approaching Storm: Tropical Storm Erika. For about a week, we have updates on the Storm as landfall has moved from the east coast of Florida to the west coast of Florida. The Storm has gone from a Hurricane to a Tropical Storm. All this is good news, but it shows how quickly Approaching Storms can change our future. Above is an image from Hurricane Gustav in 2008 as it was just off the west coast of Florida. Storms just don't occur in weather, but they can occur in all phases of our personal lives from our relationships to our health. The Approaching Storms do allow us to see them coming and give us time to for preparation and prevention, but the question always is: will we prepare for THE APPROACHING STORM?
Above is an image of a Bee being attracted to a Flower. Attraction is a powerful force in the world we live in and it allows all of life to move forward. A Bee is attracted to a Flower, Roots are attracted to Water, and Plants are attracted to the Sun. Attraction gives life to our world by working thru the senses of smell, touch, sight, hearing, and taste. We find ourselves attracted to one another throughout our lives. Like all things there is good and bad because attraction can be used against us. Just think of the predators who use the power of attraction to attract their prey. We too can become so tainted by attraction that we lose our common sense. Acknowledge Attraction in your life and be LIKE A BEE TO A FLOWER!
This past week TMesick Photography had the honor of taking pictures of Hunter turning 2. Last year at this time, TMesick Photography took pictures of Hunter turning 1 (see blog dated post Aug 27 2015). Above is an image of Hunter jumping and running off the beach ramp. Last year Hunter was just barely able to walk. It is amazing how kids get big so quick. Before you know it, they are all grown up and the days of their childhood is but a memory. Enjoy them at this age because it does not last forever. Happy 2nd Birthday Hunter!
Above is an image of the Capital Building in Sacramento California. One has to wonder what is the Mystique of the Capital being in the city of Sacramento in California. After all it is not the biggest city, it is not the most popular, or is it the most iconic city in California. Yet, like so many Capitals in Countries and Cities there is the Mystique of the Capital. No matter what we may think the Capital holds a mystique that we respect and holds a very special place in the hearts of the people who live there. We too can be like the Capital, we may not be the most talented, we may not be the most popular, or we may not be an iconic personality, but each of us holds the mystique of respect and we hold a very special place in the hearts of those around us.
Above is an image of the Train Station in Old Town Sacramento California. Old Town is the big tourist attraction in Sacramento, where the attempt is to recreate California in its old Gold Rush days. Here they are switching the train engine to get the train back on track. We too in life face situations where we have to get "Back On Track". It may be after a vacation, where our diets and routine need to get back on track or after being sick or hurt and we need to get back on track. Whether or not we know it, our lives follow a certain routine, a cadence of living and when that is interupted, we feel that we have to get Back on Track. When we do Get Back on Track, we appreciate those simple, ordinary routines that make our lives, our lives. Get BACK ON TRACK!