Portraits of an Existence (including an Elephant)

unbeing dead isn’t being alive. ~e.e. cummings

Often I walk through life in a fog. I ignore my very existence; the fact that I am breathing, the toenail, the snail, rain water in a pail, and Dr. Suess. I don’t notice the abundant gifts of the everyday.

The sun shines and warms and lights us and we have no curiosity to know why this is so; but we ask the reason of all evil, of pain, and hunger, and mosquitoes and silly people. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

And then I start my list of gratitude, digging out the joy in the everyday. And then I see how abundant life is, and I realize that it is quite possible that there are more gifts in one golden hour of regular and everyday living than I can count. And then I find myself loved.

“Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” -1 Thessalonians 5:18

112: A boy with a balloon:

113: A friend’s hand to hold (and stickers for our pant legs):
114: Elephants with straw in their hair (I have been amusing myself with imaginary sunblock commercial casting calls…this would be a picture of what happens when you don’t wear sunscreen. Hehehe):
115: A father teaching his son:
116: Future pictures for his wedding:

Find out how much you are loved. Start your list and click below to share it with others who are discovering that there isn’t enough paper in the world to contain their gifts.
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4 thoughts on “Portraits of an Existence (including an Elephant)

  1. Oh…love that wedding day picture! And love that analogy of digging out the joy. I find myself doing that, also. This has been a wonderful exercise to do just that!


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