T Mesick Photography Inc: Blog http://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog en-us (C) T Mesick Photography Inc tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) Tue, 16 Jan 2018 22:49:00 GMT Tue, 16 Jan 2018 22:49:00 GMT http://www.tmesickphotography.com/img/s/v-5/u892742915-o948455336-50.jpg T Mesick Photography Inc: Blog http://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog 76 120 Footprints In Snow http://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/1/footprints-in-snow Footprints in Snow (1 of 1)Footprints in Snow (1 of 1)

We leave Footprints everywhere we walk. We leave them in the sand on the beach, and we leave them in the snow. They disappear pretty quickly in the sand where they are quickly covered up or washed away. However, the snow is different, for if it stays cold the footprints can remain for quite awhile. The impact of our lives are those footprints left behind. Will our lives be like the footprints in the sand which quickly disappears or will our footprints be like the ones left in snow on a cold day which will last awhile before they disappear? The path we choose to walk in life will determine what footprints we leave behind for others. Choose the path which your footprints lasts the longest: "FOOTPRINTS IN THE SNOW!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) footprints snow winter http://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/1/footprints-in-snow Wed, 17 Jan 2018 08:00:00 GMT
The Struggle To Survive http://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/1/the-struggle-to-survive Snow Seedling (1 of 1)Snow Seedling (1 of 1)

Above is an image of a young seedling covered in snow. It must survive the brutal winter if it is going to make it as a full grown tree. The struggle to survive is something all things face. Everyday life wakes to a new day and it must survive to the next day. We face our daily struggles, some bad, some not as bad as we think, and when we think our struggles are bad, there is always someone who struggles more than we can even imagine. Struggles are a part of life and we have to learn to weather whatever life may throw at us. We are not alone for all living things face "THE STRUGGLE TO SURVIVE!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) seedling snow struggle survive http://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/1/the-struggle-to-survive Sat, 13 Jan 2018 08:00:00 GMT
The Desire To Be Heard http://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/1/the-desire-to-be-heard Christmas Tree (1 of 1)Christmas Tree (1 of 1)

  We all have an uncanny desire to be heard. Birds sing, dogs bark, cats meow, and all animals make some sort of sound. We for our part make speeches and we write. The number of Blogs on the internet is proof of our desire to be heard and voice our opinion. It seems we can tolerate silence for so long and then we burst out to be heard. The problem with being heard is someone has to listen and that seems to be our main problem. We become so focused on what we want to say, we forget to listen. It is in the wisdom of silence that we first learn to listen, only then when  we let our voices ring that we have the voice of wisdom in what we say. As we begin a New Year forget about the weight loss resolution for a moment and learn to listen in silence, then when we speak, what we have to say may reflect the wisdom of our silence. We will never lose our desire for speeches and blogs for we all possess "THE DESIRE TO BE HEARD!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) silence speeches to be heard voice wisdom http://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2018/1/the-desire-to-be-heard Wed, 10 Jan 2018 08:00:00 GMT
New Year: The Past - The Future http://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/12/new-year-the-past---the-future Christmas Tree (1 of 1)Christmas Tree (1 of 1)

Happy New Year! We measure the passing of time in years. We mark history in B.C. or A.D. and time is measured in years. However, time continues on and we just label and measure it in Years. The New Year is a time we look back - The Past-. We look at how our lives have changed in a years time, major life events, the passing of family and friends. Next, we look forward - The Future -. The changes we hope to make and that our life will get better in the New Year. Life does not move back but always forward. The best we can do in the New Year is make positive changes and hope life doesn't catch us off guard with those unexpected twists and turns. New Year's let us celebrate our past and celebrate our movement forward to the future. HAPPY NEW YEAR!  

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) future new year past http://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/12/new-year-the-past---the-future Sat, 30 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT
Prepartation Is Life http://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/12/prepartation-is-life Christmas Tree (1 of 1)Christmas Tree (1 of 1)

Doesn't it seem that as much a we prepare and get ready for the Holidays, they come and go too quickly? Christmas and Hanukkah have passed and now we await a New Year. Before we know it, New Year's Day will be behind us and we will be in a new year. If you really think about it so much of life is preparation and the events we prepare for go much too quickly. Your High School Graduation, your College Graduation, and if you got married, and the wait and anticipation of waiting for that day and then all too quickly it is all over. Preparation is the rhythm of life and if we are alive we are preparing for something. Trees and flowers grow and prepare to seed, animals prepare for the seasons, we constantly prepare for each event we have coming up in life. "PREPARATION IS LIFE!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) christmas hanukkah life preparation http://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/12/prepartation-is-life Wed, 27 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT
Christmas: A Celebration Of The Child http://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/12/christmas-a-celebration-of-the-child Manger (1 of 1)Manger (1 of 1)

Whatever Christmas may mean to us, whatever it has become in our modern world, the one thing it has remained: it is a Celebration of a the Child. On Christmas Day we see the simple joy of children as they await the giving of the day. Families gather and giving and receiving is celebrated. It is a day children are full of simple joy and celebration. As we grow older we lose that simplicity and all things become a task that we cannot wait to be over. On Christmas Day look at the face of a child and see the celebration of the child. Whatever you may believe or not believe, Christmas still is "A CELEBRATION OF THE CHILD."

 

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) celebration child christmas http://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/12/christmas-a-celebration-of-the-child Sat, 23 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT
A Warm Fire http://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/12/a-warm-fire Fire (1 of 1)Fire (1 of 1)

In the Winter nothing evokes warmth and coziness more than a warm fire. A fire burning gives us a sense of calm, peace, coziness, and a sense of contentment. The fire answers all of our needs, it keeps us warm, it cooks our food, and brings us together. During this time of year think of yourself as a warm fire. We face so much division and discontentment in our world today. What we need to do is get back to our roots. We need to gather around "A WARM FIRE!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) a warm fire fire winter http://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/12/a-warm-fire Wed, 20 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT
Fossils Of Our Past http://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/12/fossils-of-our-past Fossil (1 of 1)Fossil (1 of 1)

Above is an image of a Fossil of a sea creature from the past. The creatures no longer exist, but are preserved in rock as Fossils. We too carry within ourselves Fossils, things that once existed but are no more. Our Fossils are embedded in the rock of our memories and even though they are now no more, we cannot forget them. Our fossils may be an important event, a good memory, or a bad memory. So often they are the seismic events that shaped our lives. Our Fossils are our past, long dead, but not forgotten, persevered in our memories as "FOSSILS OF OUR PAST!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) fossil history past rock http://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/12/fossils-of-our-past Sat, 16 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT
Following Directions http://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/12/following-directions Delray Beach Sign (1 of 1)Delray Beach Sign (1 of 1)

Above is an image in downtown Delray Beach Florida pointing out directions. Have you noticed how hard it is for us to follow directions. We use maps, instructions, and now we have GPS devices to tell us where to go. It is so easy to get lost and some of us have a poor sense of direction. All of Life's Journeys need some direction to point the way. They are there: clear, simple, and concise, if only we could "FOLLOW DIRECTIONS!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) delray beach directions follow directions signs http://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/12/following-directions Wed, 13 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT
Gatherings http://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/12/gatherings Flock of  (1 of 1)Flock of (1 of 1)

The things of this world love to gather. We even have names for all these gatherings. Birds flock together, fish swim in a school, dogs run in a pack, lions have a pride, and other animals form a herd. We usually refer to our gatherings as places, such as school, church, or a stadium. Gatherings are important, for that is where we meet others of our kind, it is a place where we have protection, and even meet others we want to spend more time with them. The Holiday Season is a time for gatherings and it should be a joyful time for all who gather. So don't begrudge those "GATHERINGS!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) gather gatherings holiday season http://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/12/gatherings Sat, 09 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT
Where To Sit? http://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/12/where-to-sit Bar Stools (1 of 1)Bar Stools (1 of 1)

Above is an image of Bar Stools. If you would walk into this Bar, the first question you would have to answer is Where to Sit? It is a question we ask ourselves everyday. It is a question that comes up in almost any event we attend, whether it is a restaurant, a sporting event, a movie theater, a party, and even a bar. So if you had the choice, what seat would you choose? A seat at the end of the Bar or a sit in the middle of the Bar? Seating is important, for if you sit closer to the front, you are more important and if you sit in the back you are less important, if you sit up front you are more likely to get noticed than if you sit in the back. So much of Where to Sit depends on how much status we desire or how much attention we want to focus on ourselves. Would it not be great if everyone simply said "I don't Care". However, that is rarely the case because our personal individual idiosyncrasies  will always ask ourselves: "WHERE TO SIT?"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) bar stool sit sitting stool http://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/12/where-to-sit Sat, 02 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT
We Live In A Crowd http://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/11/we-live-in-a-crowd Purple Flowers (1 of 1)Purple Flowers (1 of 1)

Above is an image of Flowers planted in a flower bed. They live in a Crowd. If you live near a big city or even a city, you live in a crowd. Even this time of year during the holidays the stores are crowded. Living in a crowd has it advantages in the sense you are never physically alone, however living in a crowd can give you a sense of mentally being alone. It is possible to get lost in a crowd even if you are around people you can feel alone and alienated. The way all this negativity can be overcome is simple "human interaction". Smile, say Hello, can make someone's day and end alienation and loneliness. "WE LIVE IN A CROWD!"  

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) alienation crowd flowers loneliness http://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/11/we-live-in-a-crowd Wed, 29 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT
Resistance Is Good http://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/11/resistance-is-good Exercise (1 of 1)Exercise (1 of 1) "

Above is an image of two women working out, doing resistance training. One pulls in one direction the other pulls in the opposite direction. Although it may seem counterproductive, the whole exercise builds strength. We so often meet resistance and encounter opposite  points of views and opinions, thinking that it is counterproductive, but Resistance builds strength. Resistance is good and tension is healthy, it is how we grow and it is how we get strong. So when you encounter resistance, look upon it as a chance to grow, the tension is healthy, "RESISTANCE IS GOOD!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) resistance resistance training tension workout http://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/11/resistance-is-good Sat, 25 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT
Thanksgiving Day: The Small Things http://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/11/thanksgiving-day-the-small-things Turkey (1 of 1)Turkey (1 of 1)

Above is an image of a Turkey, a symbol of Thanksgiving Day in the United States. Other countries and cultures have a day of Thanksgiving too, which sends us all a message to pause and give thanks for what we do have in life. It is important  for us to pause, stop, take a break, and give thanks. In a world that seems so violent and divisive it may seem hard to give thanks for where we are at this point in history. However, it is not in the big picture that we give thanks, but for the Small Things in life that we should give thanks. The little small things that happen day to day keeping us going even when life seems bleak. Tomorrow on Thanksgiving Day give Thanks for "THE SMALL THINGS!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) small things thanks thanksgiving day turkey http://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/11/thanksgiving-day-the-small-things Wed, 22 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT
Where Has All The Reasoning Gone? http://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/11/where-has-all-the-reasoning-gone Skull (1 of 1)Skull (1 of 1)

We, the Human Species have been given a great gift over all of creation. It is the gift of REASONING! Yet, it seems now we as a species have become so tainted and morally corrupt that we no longer trust ourselves or others.  In our journey here on the planet, we no longer put trust in each other, but in machines. We see this in our jobs, our sports, and just in our day to day living. We rely on machines to make calls on our jobs, we rely on machines to make calls in sports, and machines now make calls in our day to day living. We allow them to make judgements over us rather than using our power to Reason. We as humans have begun to lose the great gift of our Reasoning. It is this gift that has got us to this point in the evolution our planet. Now it seems our sound Reasoning has given way to our darker side of selfishness, egotism, and our baser nature of non thinking and acting. We must use our machines as tools to help us arrive at decisions and judgements we make using sound Human Reasoning. It is only when we return to the values of sound Reasoning can we make sound judgements for the betterment of our human species. "WHERE HAS ALL THE REASONING GONE!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) human reasoning judgement machines reasoning http://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/11/where-has-all-the-reasoning-gone Sat, 18 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT
Sprouting http://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/11/sprouting Sunflower Seeds (1 of 1)Sunflower Seeds (1 of 1)

Above is an image of Sunflower Seeds sprouting from the earth. Sprouting for the seeds is a burst of life as the plant begins its life. Life for us Sprouts at times. It could be a new job opportunity, a new relationship, or a start of a new journey. Sprouting is a burst of energy, a new beginning with life coming forth for us. Life Sprouts for us, but we must sustain that initial burst of energy to keep growing. After the seeds have sprouted, they face many challenges before they will become full blown flowers. When we sprout, the same is true for us also, we must take that initial burst of energy and sustain it to the end. We begin by "SPROUTING!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) life seeds sprout sunflower http://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/11/sprouting Wed, 15 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT
Veteran's Day: War Is The Real Enemy http://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/11/veterans-day-war-is-the-real-enemy The Wall (1 of 1)The Wall (1 of 1)

Today in the United States we celebrate Veteran's Day, in which we honor those who served to protect our country. Above is an image of the Vietnam Memorial Wall, where the names of those who died are inscribed. This image is just a small part of the wall, where there are thousands of names. What has always made war such a travesty, is the enemy after some forty years later becomes a friendly ally. We see this pattern throughout our history. This does not take away the courage and honor of those who fight for their countries, but it makes you think who is the real enemy here? "WAR IS THE REAL ENEMY!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) memerial veteran's day vietnam wall" war http://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/11/veterans-day-war-is-the-real-enemy Sat, 11 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT
Sing To The Morning Light http://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/11/sing-to-the-morning-light Morning Bird (1 of 1)Morning Bird (1 of 1)

This past weekend in the United States, we went to what is called Daylight Savings Time, where we set our clocks back 1 hour. What is means is the sun rises 1 hour earlier and you have the Morning Light. The drawback is the sun sets 1 hour earlier ending the day. I must admit, I do like the Light earlier in the morning to begin my day. Of course if you think about it,  the sun does what the sun does to set day and night. It is us by making time relative that changes our day and night. It is up to us to make our day by what we do, the sun in reality never changes, it is us who makes the change. We too should realize that life is what WE make of it. "SING TO THE MORNING LIGHT!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) daylight savings time morning light sun http://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/11/sing-to-the-morning-light Wed, 08 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT
Making Sense Of Life http://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/11/making-sense-of-life Ducks (1 of 1)Ducks (1 of 1)

Trying to make sense out of Life? Good Luck! Above is an image of a flock of Ducks taking a bath. Does it makes sense that creatures who live in the water have to take a bath and get clean? Should not they be clean by living in the water, but they still need cleaning. Life often poses questions to us that defy common sense and we are just left scratching our heads. We go to great lengths to understand our world and trying to understand everything around us. There are things in Life that will be a mystery, there are things in Life that will not make sense and there are things that we may never fully understand. All those things is what makes Life interesting, for we spend our Lives: "MAKING SENSE OF LIFE!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) bathing common sense ducks life sense http://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/11/making-sense-of-life Sat, 04 Nov 2017 07:00:00 GMT
Presence Alone http://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/11/presence-alone Osprey (1 of 1)Osprey (1 of 1)

Above is an image of an Osprey above the Wetlands. The Presence of a bird of prey has put all the wildlife on edge. Presence Alone can have an impact on any situation. Think of any distressful situation you have been in and the presence of first responders gives you a sense of security. Presence Alone has value. If you ever have not liked showing up some place or going somewhere your presence there has a meaning. As we are about to begin the Holiday Season, your presence has an impact and a meaning. You may not think so, but just your "PRESENCE ALONE!"

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tmesickphotography@bellsouth.net (T Mesick Photography Inc) holiday season osprey presence presence alone http://www.tmesickphotography.com/blog/2017/11/presence-alone Wed, 01 Nov 2017 07:00:00 GMT