18 May there are no accidents
I know in my heart that everything always unfolds as it should. But that certainly doesn’t mean that some days aren’t cloudy and unclear. I guess that’s when our beliefs, our faith is truly tested. It’s easy to feel hopeful when you’re basking in the warmth of the sun. It’s not so easy when you’re in the shadows; sun blotted out by inclement weather. And that’s precisely when you need hope the most.
Sometimes I make my way through a day and forget to look for the signs; the little glimmers of beauty, joy and love that make life sweet regardless of circumstances. For the most part, I use my lens to distill these little gems that are easily overlooked and that brings me clarity sometimes when I am feeling most lost. But even still, it doesn’t always come easy.
A few days ago the only thing I could do was to take off my shoes and go ground myself in the backyard (one of my little sanctuaries). I sat in the sun, felt the earth under me and the air on my skin. My new BFF followed me out and sat with me. And just then, when I wasn’t even looking for a message, there it was. I’m not sure if it’s as obvious to you, but I see doggie legs creating a perfect heart. It might be a stretch but I’ll take it.
It’s Best Shot Monday so let’s see what you captured.
JoannaPosted at 05:14h, 18 May
I too believe that everything happens for a reason and Junie was definately meant to be yours. WOW Tracey! I adore this picture.
My BSM is The light at the end of the tunnel.
golightlyPosted at 07:01h, 18 May
Tracey, I love the way you view the world. How about that shaker tonight, eh? Knocked things down over here.
But that’s not the only thing that bugged us today.
JaimeePosted at 07:02h, 18 May
I see a perfect heart too! So sweet!
I’m finally joining in again this week with pictures of my new nephew!
ChrisPosted at 08:08h, 18 May
That’s no stretch, I see your heart my friend, plain and clear. And I see the doggie heart, too. 😉
JoPosted at 08:29h, 18 May
I think this may just be the most beautiful photo ever! I’m off to catch a moment for my BSM.
elkPosted at 10:34h, 18 May
yes i see it and i know it well..pets have such a sweet power
Amy JoPosted at 12:08h, 18 May
I admire your vision. It’s not always easy to see the beauty, let alone go looking for it. But it’s almost always there. Thanks for the reminder!
Here is my best shot for this week. My baby really isn’t a baby anymore, is she?
MelodyA.Posted at 12:22h, 18 May
That is not a stretch. That is obvious love there.
Obvious beauty here, but I may be biased. My Best Shot
Jessica NewPosted at 12:26h, 18 May
Sometimes my Best Shots of the week are nothing thoughtful, or beautiful.
Just a new way of looking at something, or a cool shot of the ordinary.
Here is my BSM for this week.
And Thank you Trace for yours!
KimberlyPosted at 12:30h, 18 May
Isn’t it funny how we find love in the places we least expect?
We spent some time outdoors this week too.
ChristinaPosted at 12:33h, 18 May
I’m struggling too right now with the idea that everything unfolds the way it’s supposed to. Sometimes life seems…bleak.
But for today, I have a tribute to my best gal.
GaylePosted at 13:26h, 18 May
There is something especially sweet about the love of your dog! Your photo is wonderful!
Carmen TorbusPosted at 13:30h, 18 May
What I love is that the messages are almost always there…. but we miss them if we’re not open to seeing them. I love your sweet puppy heart. ♥♥♥
AndreePosted at 13:55h, 18 May
I’m looking hard these days for the joy in little things….
Window onto Monday
is there a better way to start the week?
BertaPosted at 14:19h, 18 May
I think we’d be SURPRISED how many LITTLE things slip by us when we’re NOT paying attention to the LITTLE THINGS!
Farmer GalPosted at 14:27h, 18 May
Good morning! I’m reading back on a few previous posts… ‘In Passing’ is so thought provoking, and I love the one about your friend. Thanks for those.
I’ve been busy with my camera this week. Every day brings forth even brighter and happier signs of spring and the summer that lies just ahead.
Suz BroughtonPosted at 14:38h, 18 May
My best shot this week comes from our girls’ trip away.
"Palm Springs Weekend."
meganPosted at 14:46h, 18 May
finding love everywhere; now that’s a nice monday morning !
IE MommyPosted at 15:05h, 18 May
I see it! Great shot and thoughts. I invite you over to see how fast is too fast.
The IE Mommy
JenPosted at 15:10h, 18 May
It’s amazing what you see when you just take a minute to look. My backyard is my sanctuary too.
carriePosted at 15:15h, 18 May
Oh I see it! How perfect that it just appeared when you least expect it!
My Best Shot this week also catpures my Best Moment of last week…watching my daughter define Grace.
PunaPosted at 15:23h, 18 May
Your words are just beautiful. A wonderful reminder to accept and to be.
HeatherPosted at 16:40h, 18 May
love this shot esp. because I’m really pining for a dog these days for the simple, honest love they offer.
my oldest had her horse show yesterday and I’m sharing a shot of her and her most beloved four-legged friend.
AmberPosted at 16:48h, 18 May
I see the heart!
And I also find standing barefoot on the back yard grass to be very grounding. There’s something about being in physical contact with the earth that just helps, I’m not always sure how.
CaraPosted at 17:28h, 18 May
I love this shot, so amazing Tracey. I like how you take the everyday and look at it with a different eye.
It’s been a little crazy over here at I Miei Due Bambini.
VanessaPosted at 17:49h, 18 May
oh yes, there’s definitely a little heart in there. and that little tuft of hair in the middle is too cute!
i’ve been working a little too much these last few weeks and, though i’ve been glad to get out and have fun whenever a free slot presented itself, i’ve missed getting to save up some of my free time to just chill… to lose myself in a moment like this one, only longer 😉
WandaPosted at 17:53h, 18 May
Ha! That’s wonderful.
NTEPosted at 18:44h, 18 May
It might be a stretch, but I see it too. And I could certainly use it today.
Here’s another sign: my Best Shot
mrs. ePosted at 18:55h, 18 May
What a great shot…and your words are so true! Here’s my best shot from the week:
jenBPosted at 19:12h, 18 May
Hopeful for spring! My BSM http://www.flickr.com/photos/jenandtonic/3542599535/
LesliePosted at 19:31h, 18 May
What a perfect capture of your furry friend’s loyal and leisurely posture. I feel I can almost hear a happy panting…
I was so happy to be outside under a clear sky this weekend.
MarriedToTheArmyPosted at 19:56h, 18 May
Wow, great shot! I love not-sotypical angles and views of ordinary things, just like the picture I used. Here is my entry for BSM
killlashandraPosted at 21:25h, 18 May
Wonderful shot! I’d say the heart was definitely meant for you what a great thing to see when feeling a little down.
Although I didn’t take this picture, there are never very many pregnant pictures so here is one from another office shower.
HayleyPosted at 00:41h, 19 May
You are so right–there are no accidents! But, sometimes you have to work for them. This week,
I got morning time,
I got treasure,
I got belly laugh,
Who could ask for anything more?!
BrenéPosted at 02:12h, 19 May
Dog hearts are the best! And, I so understand that space you’re so beautifully describing! My BSM is Charlie and Joy! Spread the Word.
melodyPosted at 03:25h, 19 May
Sure I see the heart. Grab onto all bits of hope you see.
Nothing like posting you BSM right after midnight and not linking til almost the following midnight. geez
as long as he’s happy
karenPosted at 17:18h, 20 May
http://karenmaehr.blogspot.com/2009/05/has-anyone-seen-this-girl.html – here’s a 33 year old Polaroid and a shot of my new Townie, my new "mobile" sanctuary 😉 … it’s the best therapy for a tuckered out soul. love your photo! fresh cool tender blades of grass and your BFF – who could ask for more?
shelleyPosted at 07:41h, 21 May
what the world needs now is love sweet love
it’s the only thing that there’s just too little of…
thanks to junie for the puppy love.