We all have had those moments in time that will be with us forever. Moments we will remember - moments we captured on film - moments of happiness and moments of sadness.
Moments like - where we were the day President Kennedy was assassinated.
Moments like - where we were when we heard Princess Diana was killed.
Moments like - where we were on Sept. 11, 2001
Then there are moments for some, such as hurricanes and tornados that they experienced.
There are moments of births and deaths.
There are moments of marriage or divorce.
I remember the days my parents passed away and the days my siblings passed like they were yesterday.
I remember the first time I experienced seeing a baby born (a niece and later a nephew).
I remember the day I married my ex and I remember the day I had to leave.
I remember the day I met my wonderful G and the day we married.
I remember the moment I met my first and most long time friend on the first day of first grade.
I remember wonderful friends that have left this world for a better place.
I also remember special moments, holidays, and celebrations experienced all through my life.
I am so thankful that God has chosen to give the gift of memories to each of us. There are so many moments that we cherish our entire lives and that give us both joy and sadness.
That is something that no amount of money or riches can ever buy.
Over the years I have always enjoyed taking pictures - pictures of everything and anything! Mostly they were pictures of things that have made me smile or laugh.
I have shown you old family pictures (I didn't take those) - kitty pictures (I love me some fur babies) and pictures of flowers and garden, meals and bargains.
Today I want to post a few pictures from over the years that just make me smile! I hope you enjoy.
Click on pictures to enlarge.
OK, some odd things strike me funny!
I see a head, neck and part of a body of a big cat - eyes, nose, and ear. This is a tree root that became uncovered at the river we camped at - when water was low. It is a natural formation - not carved or anything. I just find it fascinating.
So much color and variety.
Todays post is merely to show everyone that it takes NO money whatsoever to enjoy, smile, and take a little journey through time.
We all have had different journeys - both good and bad and happy and sad - but they are parts of our lives and have shaped us into who we are today.
Take a moment or three to reflect and remember. Take a quiet seat outside and enjoy the beauty that God has given us in large and small ways. Look at each flower or leaf, watch the birds, listen, smell, partake.
Take a moment to remember those who have gone on before us - because as long as we remember they are never truly gone.
Take a moment to take a picture of something that just makes you smile!
We get one ride on this ticket of life - experience it to the fullest!
It can be done in ways that cost nothing!
I hope you smiled a little today - I know I did.
Blessings from me to you.