Monday, October 27, 2014

43:52 {curiosity}

Motivational Monday

A sense of curiosity is nature's original school of education.
-Smiley Blanton

Being that this blog marks 43 of 52 means that there are only 9 more weeks to go for this years blog circle.  I've posted my share of dog pictures, which I am doing again.  

Dogs really are curious creatures.
Snowy is more curious than Nadia when it comes to water.
I took the follow a week or two prior.

I originally thought of children for this quote
but my children at this time happen to be four legged and furry.

Nadia trying this swimming thing out for the first of her own accord.  Her curiosity came from watching her sister Snowy.

Snowy is curious about many things.

Nadia considering taking another dip in the lake.

Snowy's curiosity got the best of her when she tried to find rocks under the water.

Monday, October 20, 2014

42:52 {seriously...lightly}

Motivational Monday

Take your work seriously but yourself lightly.
-C.W. Metcalf

I cannot speak about the specifics of my work, there are privacy policies in place.
I can tell you I take my work seriously.

Photography as a hobby allows me to be a little lighter at times,
as evidenced here, in this self portrait...

Monday, October 13, 2014

41:52 {anchors & hopes}

Motivational Monday

A ship should not ride on a single anchor, nor a life on a single hope.

This quote reminds me of a good friend. Lee.  While Lee has many Lee-isms, one of the more common quotes I've heard from him in conversation is, "A ship in the harbor is safe, but that's not why it's built".  This relates to this weeks quote from the same view point that a ship has an anchor to help stabilize but it should not rely only on the anchor for safety or longevity of the journey.  Just as it is important that one does not live their life with only one earthly hope.  Lee is not one who anchors his life on one hope.  If I lived closer to Lee I would have dropped in this week to take a photo of him to go along with this post.

Instead, I anchored my focus on the famous nose of Nadia.

oh that cute little button nose

I think I'll have it imprinted and made into a necklace pendant.

Nadia is one of my life's anchors.  Outside of hopes that can be seen on earth, I do have one main hope that extends beyond life; that when my body ceases to function that my soul would be heaven bound.

Monday, October 6, 2014

40:52 {knowing vs. understanding}

Motivational Monday

There is a great difference between knowing a thing and understanding it.
-Charles Kettering & T.A. Boyd

I know this is an electrical cord to my computer....

I do not understand very well how electricity works.

I know that these are my feet and that I have an autoimmune disease...

I do not understand why in the fall of each year, my feet and other joints are in extreme pain.  I furthermore do not understand why I have an autoimmune disease.