Why? Would this be my Mindful image this week? For one, it's the only other picture I took with my camera besides all the produce I thought to be photo worthy this week...LOL.
However that being said, I think it's important to share that this was a morning image taken before work while most likely running behind but not late, just behind. It spoke so loudly to me that I felt lead to pick up the camera before work to snap 2 images, this one is my favorite. It surprises me because the second image was more close up and I tend to enjoy a good close crop. You can see a lot of me in this image though because you can see a little of my surroundings.
I'll talk a little bit about what you can see here in this image. The colorful blanket is a favorite of mine. I'm a colorful gal. We picked this up in New Mexico a couple years ago on one of our epic road trips. Feathers. If you know me. You know how I feel about feathers, gifts and signs. This is what they are for me. Special books, tractors from when the boys were little. My creative partner might just spy something special...a rock she brought to our retreat in Oregon. It cracked me up because she loaded her luggage with rocks from her hometown to gift to all the women there. I love her heart and I cherish my rock. There is a bottle that sits here on this table. This table was a gift from my parents. I've had this table since before Austin was born, it's made it rounds here or there but mostly it's lived in our home. The bottle, back to the bottle. It holds a letter from our first born's love. She had dinner with us before she left for college and wrote us a letter in a bottle topped with feathers and yes I cried when I read it after our farewell dinner. She has since graduated from the University of San Francisco this past May with honors and a nice handful of awards. She works so very hard, so hard. I have no idea where she gets all her energy to do all the things she does and I do admire her greatly for her tenacity and commitment to what she believes in . She has not stopped, she left in August to live in St. Louis Missouri for her next important part of her life. This means another long distance relationship but so far the pair of them have made it work no mater how close or far they are from one another. The basket in the far distance is full of paper cranes I folded for a dear friend and neighbor who found her cancer had returned and she endured a critical procedure this past spring to conquer this horrible disease. It was such a small thing to do for a friend but a way for me to remember to pray for her each day she was away from home. I'm someone who needs physical reminders or else I simply might just forget a day or two. This simple morning light image holds a lot for me. A lot of memories and a lot of love. This is why I share this image today for our mindful eye project. I was so excited to read last week that Christina shared about ADVENTURE. She lives it she really does. I'm always excited to see what SHE has to share each week, click HERE to visit her adventurous life!