Weekly Photo Challenge: Habit (Mine) 5

This week, Michelle W. requests that you show us something that’s a HABIT. If could be your daily walk to the bus stop, or your daily paper lying on the doorstep. Maybe it’s the guy behind the counter at the deli you always visit for lunch, the stuffed bunny your child must have at bedtime, or the view from your desk as you sit down to blog.

Capture a moment both constant and fleeting. We look forward to the glimpses into your everyday. Don’t forget to link your post to the weekly photo challenge and to click on the link to see what others are posting.

A rooster crows only when it sees the light. Put him in the dark and he’ll never crow. I have seen the light and I’m crowing. – Muhammad Ali.

Today I’m grateful for my camera, for my walking buddy, for the rooster, and for light.

Monthly Peace Challenge Love Thy Enemy (Dear ______, I’m Really Trying …) 5

Dear _______,
I’m really trying to believe you have changed. I see signs that you have, but I am skeptical where both of you are concerned. I have believed in you in the past only to watch you crush my daughter’s spirit. She will be okay in the long run. I know because she is stronger than she seems. After all, she is my daughter.

Still, forgiving those who almost destroyed her is not an easy task especially when she has never received a sincere apology from either of you. One of you flatly refused to give her what she needs to heal more quickly. The other one tried to convince others that she made things sound worse than they really were. I know this is not true and so do you if you are honest with yourself.

Yet, I also know that she and I need to forgive you to heal ourselves even if your changes are only surface deep. Perhaps that is the only change you are capable of making right now. I do not know. I am merely grateful that you are both out of our lives.

The most important thing I have learned from our experience is that we are all connected. Of, course, I know we do not appear to be as connected as either one of you, but in this web of life, we are. That is why I will continue to ask God to help me to learn to truly forgive you, and I pray you both continue to grow in true understanding of others. I especially pray that you no longer perceive anyone as not worthy of you.

With aloha,

Sue

Weekly Photo Challenge: Horizon (Where Sky Meets Earth) 8

In a new post specifically for this challenge, share a photo which means HORIZON to you!

I can’t wait to see what you come up with!

– Sara Rosso

Some of my favorite views on Oahu are of our mountains.

Some of my favorite views on Oahu are of our mountains. I love the clouds on the horizon.

Sailboat on the horizon.

Sailboat on the horizon.

Honolulu skyline from a different view. One where it almost reaches the horizon.

Honolulu skyline from a different view. One where it almost reaches the horizon.

I’m grateful for beautiful views. Don’t forget to click on the link above to see what others are sharing.

Weekly Photo Challenge: The Hue of You (Actually Me) 4

This week’s challenge is brought to us by Cheri Lucas.

  • For this challenge, we want to keep it simple: share a photograph with a prominent color (or assortment of colors) that reveals more about you. It could be a symbolic, meaningful shade; a color that expresses how you currently feel; or a combination of colors that excites you and tells a visual story.

 

The colors drew me in when I saw this on a morning walk.

I fell in love with Moses-in-the-Cradle when I saw this on a morning walk.

In fact, I just added Moses-in-the-Cradle to my garden as a result, so I’m grateful for the inspiration.

The colors are hard to resist.

The colors are hard to resist.