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Be present
Be now
Be mindful
of who you are and where you are.

Today, now,
it doesn’t stay long.

The birdie on a branch
caching a breath
between his/her dance.

Be present
in the moment
Be now.

Who are you now?
who can you become tomorrow?

Think of yesterday
know that you will be today from your
Tomorrows.

Better than you were ever before.

It’s your choice to change.

Only you can do that.

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Symmetry in Nature

…Well nothing is perfect, is it? I like the design of the nature inspired look. Kinda different, kinda me.

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Rays of Sunshine

When life gets you down,

When you feel like you are all alone,

When you don’t know what to do…

There is always HOPE,

Hope for a better tomorrow,

Hope that you wake up feeling like new,

Hope for a second chance at a new beginning,

Hope that your day will be filled with rays of sunshine.

That is my HOPE for you this day.

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Whatever is on my mind….

Well, there isn’t much photography taken on my end.  I’ve been trying to enjoy life’s precious moments with my children and to enjoy the last of this great September weather we have here in this land of ice and snow and nowhere to go in the winter months.  We saw the Farnsworth house built by Mies van der Rohe for his lady friend Ms. Farnsworth.  We visited the Fox Lake near by and saw a crane or a blue heron. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

I have to admit I haven’t picked up my DSLR Nikon much since I was diagnosed with cancer in January.  Thank God, my surgery wasn’t so bad and I believe that I am cancer free now.  I haven’t felt like carrying that luggage around my neck lately. I love the images it produces and I’m sure to get back into the swing of things. Perhaps I can take a photo tour somewhere exciting soon.  OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

I just had a rough start of 2014 and I’m still feeling the side affects of the radiation.  Luckily I did not need chemo and my heart goes out to those who have it worse that me.  I prayed all the time and while my tumor did not disappear like magic, I was  blessed with an awesome surgeon who told me people lose sight of things when they talk to the plastic surgeon.  They sure due.  Walking in the room, with not a hair out-of-place, this plastic surgeon and his fancy purple $5000 suit dressed to the tilt with shoes polished and not a scratch on them, I knew I wasn’t gonna list this guy touch me.  He says he does 200 breast implants a year and  he proceeds to explain to me that I deserve to have “perfect” boobs.  At what cost?  OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA <a href=”https://photosbymartina.files.wordpress.com/2014/09/p8300661.jpg”&gt;OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

I did no unnecessary surgeries and while I may not be perfect, I am happy with my decision to save my breast even when I had people giving me their opinions from every angle.  In the end I got to go to a quieter facility and I felt comfortable with the staff and doctors at this radiation place.  Prior to this People were telling me to hurry up and make a decision, there was no hurry.  I ate the natural foods and well, my tumor was found to be half the size even if I had to be cut double the size.  I’m alive to tell about it and there are some honest doctors our there. You have to go with your instincts, do your research and ask God to lead you to the right decisions.  Looking back, I would </ahave took more time researching natural remedies instead of just wanting to get this over with.  I never knew what pain I was about to face at this hospital during my surgery prep.  

Parts of me blames myself for not being checked up sooner.  I jump to kids needs, but when it comes to my own, I let it slide.

I hope this is a a valuable lesson for people who should be seen by their doctors on a regular basis and I pray you have an honest one.

Peace. Love. Hugs. 

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Reflections of Yesterday…

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Time passes so quickly, most of us don’t appreciate what life has to offer until the time has already passed. We look back to reflect on yesterday’s past. Here today, gone tomorrow. What were we spending our time doing. I think we all get caught up in this “live for the moment” mentality.

When we look back, learn from those reflections, then we can see what we need to do better next time. Sure we all make mistakes, but when we have turned them around for the better then we have become wise in our own worlds. We often learn by doing and from our own experiences or from watching other people, both good and bad. When you learn to let go of the past, learn to forgive and really try hard to forget… then that leaves room for you to let the good things in live in. If you hold onto all the junk, there is no more room inside of you to let what God wants to bless you with.

Live for today, learn from yesterday, plan for tomorrow….then when one door closes, another door shall open if you open your heart and your mind to believe all things are possible through Jesus Christ.

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Underwater

Literally, are you feeling like you are drowning with a task list or swimming with a project you haven’t finished? If so, you are not alone. When I have so many things on my plate, I seem to get none of them accomplished. Why? Because I feel overwhelmed and don’t know where to start. Making lists and putting the items in categories, then labeling them in order of importance helps. If it can wait until tomorrow, don’t stress over it. Time sensitive items come first.

I think that the marketing people of the world used the “time” label to their advantage. Think about it — everything has an expiration date of time, sales events have a time, coupons expire in time, sign up dates have a time. Hurry in now or you miss out. Everything has to happen now, we are always in a rush to get things done right now. People behind me honking if I daydream at a green light. Where is everyone going in such a hurry? Life is too short to be in such a hurry. If you miss the sales event, thank yourself for all the money you saved. I just love it when sales people at the counter tell me how much money I saved. I correct them and tell them how much money I just spent because that’s what I have to pay later if I spend now.

I say we need to slow down, catch our breath and relax. Take a dip in the pool and go underwater as long as you come up for a breath of fresh air once in a while. You will be doing ok.

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Thinking?

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Catch me off guard,

My thoughts wander.

Silent words spoken,

Can you hear me?

If they are not heard,

Are they still present?

Only in the mind, you see.

Those thoughts go a million miles a minute.

Only in the mind, you cannot see.

Nor can you hear words of no sound.

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Rock of Ages

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Kinda reminds me of a guitar…what say you???

Don’t ask me how I took this one. A professional doesn’t reveal their secrets unless they are mentoring the next generation or being paid to teach.

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One with Nature’s Landscape

I have no words to share, add your own here as you wish….see the bee?

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Nature Photography…

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Love at night

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Love at Night

Reflections of colorful light,

Smiles all around.

We held hands,

Mine was kissed,

I blushed,

We walked into the light of night,

With the other lovers that night….

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Tulips

Tulips are as one,

Kiss….

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