Quote of the day: “When you are compassionate with yourself, you trust in your soul, which you let guide your life. Your soul knows the geography of your destiny better than you do.” – John O’Donohue
I’ve been having a slow week. Escalating pain issues have caused me to slow down and listen to my body rather than trying to push through the pain in an effort to get things done. It seems I need to learn this lesson again and again in my life. There is so much I want to do. But I am getting better at holding compassion for myself and accepting the limitations I have, with a modicum of grace.
Yesterday I got a small bouquet of flowers and played with still life photography. The photo above was an experiment with zooming the lens with a long exposure. I loved the burst of color it created. I also added a texture created by Kim Klassen (KimKlassenCafe) . She’s currently giving away 12 textures for the 12 days of Christmas on her blog.
The weather has been incredibly mild for Minnesota this past week. Yesterday it rained all day. I looked through my photos from a year ago and found one from Dec. 17 that shows the contrast between then and now. See the photos below: