FOTD~ Elegant Amaryllis

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This lovely Amaryllis was given to me as a birthday gift.  I wanted to do it justice by photographing it. To create the elegant and classic beauty, I put it in front of a black background to create a dramatic contrast.

 

This is for Cee Photography Flower Of The Day

Floral Friday: The Beauty Of The Iris And Using The Meaning To Find Peace

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        Faith, Hope, Wisdom, Courage, And Admiration

 

The meaning of an Iris is faith, hope, wisdom, courage, and admiration.  Source to meaning of Iris- Proflowers

Which of these words jumps out for you? Don’t think about it, just look at the words and focus on the word that your eyes are drawn to.

                        Mine is courage.

For me, it’s the courage to wake up every morning and deal with the level of lower back pain. That will present itself as I get ready for the day.

 

                Affirmation With My Word

I have the courage to greet each morning with a relaxed body.

 

Now you give it a try! See if you can write or say an affirmation with your word.

 

With the word you have chosen, here are some activities:

 

  1. Put the word on a post-it note and stick it around the house.

  2. For the artist, create some art with your word and keep it as a screensaver on your iPhone, iPad or laptop!

  3. For the number of letters in the word, journal that many days on how that word is so important to you. eg. Courage has 7 letters so that will be 7 days of journaling.

  4.  Find a podcast or quote that is about that word.

Here are a few of my activities to show you how I used the word.

 

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“Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.”
― Nora Ephron

Source for quote: Goodreads

 

If you are interested in more of these activities on ways to find inner peace and happiness, check out well-known Life Coach, Jane Schreiner.  This was one of the activities that she recommends in her workbook,  Happiness Is A Skill. Here is the link to learn more about it. Happiness Is A Skill~ Jane Schreiner

 

Have a wonderful last day in February!

 

Photography Friday

So here is the deal. I would like to make a commitment to myself and post some of my photography every day. Knowing that I am a stay-at-home -mom with a brand new puppy, I am forget at times. I would like to give it a try. A saying that has been heard around my house recently is ” You won’t know unless you try” . Here is me trying. This Friday is all about flowers.

Please click on each photo, I have a  neat description about where I took the picture.

After a early morning showers.
After a early morning showers.
Cascading beauty of exotic Orchids.
Cascading beauty of exotic Orchids.
A Symphony of White Orchids.
A Symphony of White Orchids.
My favorite of the orchids. There Fuchsia Miltoniopsis Orchids are a treat to the eyes and the soul!
My favorite of the orchids. There Fuchsia Miltoniopsis Orchids are a treat to the eyes and the soul!
These are the beautiful Miltoniopsis Hot Pink Orchids that are so delicate yet have a powerful presence.
These are the beautiful Miltoniopsis Hot Pink Orchids that are so delicate yet have a powerful presence.
The Power Of A Purple Flower
The Power Of A Purple Flower
A glimpse of a hot summer day, a tiger butterfly perched on a Dahlia flower.
A glimpse of a hot summer day, a tiger butterfly perched on a Dahlia flower.