27 Apr wake up your life
When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love. – Marcus Aurelius
As my days sometimes begin earlier than the sun (thanks to our small furry friend) I vow to use the moments for gratitude. For appreciating my life and what surrounds me. I am thankful to see the first light of morning and I hold with me all the possibilities that the day carries. It’s not always easy (when there are dirty dishes in the sink, when the milk has curdled and when my list of responsibilities feels unsurmountable) yet, I know it is the best way to start the day.
Capturing quiet beauty in the wee hours of morning can bring my heart and soul right where it needs to be as I gently wake up my life.
What sorts of captures have brought you to the places you long and love to be? Share a Best Shot.
Amy JoPosted at 14:00h, 27 April
Isn’t life great when you can stop and appreciate the smaller things? Lovely!
Here is my Monday morning offering. Thank heavens for small blessings.
carriePosted at 14:11h, 27 April
Oh, the bokeh, the beauty. That is a beautiful photo for this Monday morning, Tracey.
I’m celebrating my Tiny Tyke today.
KimberlyPosted at 14:25h, 27 April
I just wrote up my BSM post asking how people capture such pretty bokeh sparkle, and I pop on over here and you’re featuring it in your BSM. How’s that for coincidence? 🙂
I’m going with a nature/train configuration for my shot this week.
meganPosted at 14:36h, 27 April
mine’s not quite so quiet 🙂
ChristinaPosted at 15:08h, 27 April
You have such a way with photos and words, and marrying the two so beautifully.
I am learning from my daughter – again.
SarahPosted at 15:13h, 27 April
I captured a few pictures of my big boy doing some carpentry work. He was "helping" both of his grandfathers build a workbench for Daddy 🙂
phyllisPosted at 15:19h, 27 April
beautiful, tracey, just beautiful.
my little early risers are here:
phyllisPosted at 15:19h, 27 April
why didn’t that work? sorry…
IE MommyPosted at 15:23h, 27 April
This is my first time participating in "Best Shot Monday"…I invite you over to see The Middle of Peace at The IE Mommy
melody is slurping lifePosted at 15:26h, 27 April
This image is a shot of "om" for me this morning. Thank you.
As is often the case I’m letting my boys teach me and offering a bit of motherly wisdom for those who haven’t yet traveled the road as long as I.
DawnPosted at 15:29h, 27 April
Those are wonderful setiments…..I think I will print that and post on my desk….it’s just what I need to hear~
Sometimes I am too consumed with what needs to get done to step back and just breathe, thank you!
My Best Shot is of me, the kids and two celebs!Taken by a friend….fun times!!
Have a wonderful week!
arizaphalePosted at 15:41h, 27 April
That shot has a wonderfully relaxing feel. Something I could do with having just gone back to work 🙁
Here’s the best of my recent holiday.
arizaphalePosted at 15:43h, 27 April
arizaphalePosted at 15:44h, 27 April
Hooray! I figured out where I was going wrong! Finally!!!!
Life in EdenPosted at 15:56h, 27 April
I wish I could spend my day this way … http://lifeineden.wordpress.com/2009/04/27/sun-bath/
Life in EdenPosted at 15:57h, 27 April
Let me try that again! This is how I’d like to spend my day …
Life in EdenPosted at 15:58h, 27 April
Okay, I’m stumped why it won’t show the link! Sorry for all the comments.
ChrisPosted at 16:03h, 27 April
I got to spend the evening with Amy Krouse Rosenthal last night and it was wonderful!
ChrisPosted at 16:05h, 27 April
Not sure why the above link does’t let you click on it? Sorry, you’ll have to copy and past I guess.
MariellaPosted at 16:05h, 27 April
Lovely. Yes, what a privilege (love that quote!). xoxo, ~ M.
Secret Agent MamaPosted at 16:21h, 27 April
Oh, I absolutely beautiful!
Secret Agent MamaPosted at 16:24h, 27 April
Ummmm I meant It’s absolutely beautiful!
JoannaPosted at 16:32h, 27 April
Oooo….I love that quote. What a great start to the day!
The Good News and The Bad News.
ninaPosted at 16:55h, 27 April
around the yard
Suz BroughtonPosted at 17:15h, 27 April
Beautiful, simple shot. So peaceful.
I submitted "We just keep on dreaming." A picture of my friend Marcy and I from Disneyland.
MaeganPosted at 17:52h, 27 April
Our weekend was full of simply beautiful moments that filled me with gratitude for the blessings in my life!
TanyaPosted at 17:55h, 27 April
this is bad, but my best mornings were when I used to smoke. I’d grab my chai, cigarette and a lighter, go out on the back porch at marvel at the sunrise. Since I quit smoking, I haven’t gone out back once…not a single sunrise…and it’s been well over a year. Tomorrow, it’ll be me, my chai and the brillance of the start of the new day 🙂
My sweet little girl and a big feeling: The Bilibo
HeatherPosted at 18:14h, 27 April
unusually warm April days like today make me long for Summer. Can’t say my best shots today were that quiet and reflective, but certainly full of joy (and ice cream!) My best shots for today
That shot sure says morning to me–love the magical quality of the bokeh. I’m no morning person, but I suppose if I had a furry friend to greet the day with, I would do well to use the time in such a thoughtful way. Our days begin far too loudly for that right now…
PunaPosted at 18:44h, 27 April
Today I’m sharing a lucky day/best shot Monday.
AndreaPosted at 18:52h, 27 April
Am really loving the bokeh you are getting so much of these days.
Here are some of my favorite shots from last week.
MandyPosted at 19:56h, 27 April
I love and long to be exactly where I am. But it doesn’t hurt to be in a beautiful, exotic location as well…..
Glad to be home
Thanks for the beautful prompt, Tracey, and reminding us to stay in the now.
RebeccaPosted at 20:49h, 27 April
That is a beautiful shot Tracey. Love everything about it. Peaceful, color, brokeh, and light!! Here is my best shot monday. Click on my name.
LesliePosted at 22:19h, 27 April
Those are beautiful words to live by, and a gorgeous photograph to inspire it. I really admire the fresh green paired with the violet rainbow of bokeh behind it. We were happy and lucky to wake up to a warm, sunny day to spend outside.
SassyPosted at 22:43h, 27 April
We have spent the past 3 weeks celebrating Fiesta. This week, my contribution is Battle of the Flowers
Not necessarily serene, but certainly celebratory!
BertaPosted at 01:21h, 28 April
I must be the LAST PERSON entering today! I am ‘out of town’ and having a hard time loading my pics on ‘this’ computer! This is a fun assignment for as I’ve been LOCKED in winter for so long! I traveled 350 miles south of where I live and here I found ‘SPRING’!
BertaPosted at 01:40h, 28 April
I’ve tried posting this (3) times and it disappears! I’ll try again! Loved looking for the MAGIC today – I think I found some!
HayleyPosted at 04:29h, 28 April
Tracey. Thank you for this post. This one really caused me to think and decide how I wanted to go forward as I Wake up a Life that is very much in need of waking up…even if I think I am only waking to a nightmare sometimes. After giving it much thought, I am certain there is possibility… You may find me at http://www.whenigrow.blogspot.com. This post definitely helped me to grow today. Again, thank you!
CaraPosted at 06:19h, 28 April
I love to be with my boys. I love the perspective of the photo.
Jessica NewPosted at 07:09h, 28 April
I LOVE to be ANYWHERE, as long as it’s in HER PRESENCE:
CAN U HEAR HER LAUGHING?
Shelly @ Aperture of My EyePosted at 12:47h, 28 April
Great shot, Tracey! Here’s my shot for this week’s BSM.
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