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Thursday, January 14, 2021

Pay Attention to the Good

Our Portland Pet Sit Kitty

Today, my task is to pay attention to the good. Well. Really, everyday, in every moment, it is a good thing to pay attention to the good.

Yesterday, a large package landed. It was carefully wrapped, protected and sealed. It took a while for me to break it open. Inside, I found a fancy, expensive camera with a zoom lens, a camera bag, and extra batteries. It was a gift. A very generous gift from one of my blog readers. 

I was overwhelmed, and excited for the first time in a long time. I took the camera out, turned it on, and played with it for a bit. Then. I held the camera in my lap and cried. Tears streamed down my face. I thought, Scott would have loved this camera. He loved photography. He used to own expensive cameras before I met him. During our time together, he used his phone to take photos. Only his phone. With tears rolling down my face, I whispered to him "I wish I could give you this camera". 

Within moments of saying this out loud. I felt peace. I felt Scott with me. I felt good about the camera and happy that taking photos is something we can still share.

Later today, my sister is picking me up. There is a Laguna, not too far away. It is a wonderland of a preserve. Hundreds of species of animals live there including herons, hawks, fox, mountain lion, otters, and eagles. I don't know what we will find today.

The Laguna will be an inviting mystery and I am open to receiving whatever it gives us today. Today, I am paying attention to the good and hopefully I will bring a few good photos back to share with you.



 

1 comment:

David M. Gascoigne, said...

A very generous gift indeed. I will look forward to seeing the results you achieve with it.

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