Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Summer Ramblings - I am Grateful

Today, a simple post on a simple subject - gratitude.

I love to exercise walk, and many times my spouse and I find ourselves walking on the West Side of Binghamton, New York.  A lot of people there like to landscape  Today, I wanted to share some of what I see on those walks.

Walking - such a simple act, but not everyone I know can do that. 
Butterfly weed with a bee (see upper left corner).  We all should be grateful for bees - without them, we would starve.

A Binghamton porch.  For us who are not homeless, let us be grateful for the roofs over our heads.
Dahlias and a flower to the right which I don't know, but it sure is pretty. Without my glasses, my vision classifies me as legally blind (and that's been true since elementary school).  I am grateful for the ability to see and for modern technology.
And finally, the roundabout in downtown Binghamton, where I work.  Not quite the west side, but there is something about early morning light that makes the juxtaposition of the two year old roundabout and the 100 or so year old buildings - something special.  I am grateful to have a job.


What kind of beauty is in your day today?

13 comments:

  1. There is so much to be thankful for, in every day, if we just keep our eyes open! Beautiful post, Alana!

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  2. Nice post! And I sure hope the bees make a comeback as they have been declining in numbers.

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    1. I've seen the decline. I'm so happy when I see one!

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  3. Hey Alana....

    You are an AWESOME human-being! #HUGSSSSS Thanks for this beautiful glimpse of your life.

    To answer your question, today was slightly exasperating for ME, but I still sought happiness in the innocence of my pup! LOL

    Love ya
    Kitto

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    1. And thank you for all your encouragement!

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  4. Thank you for sharing your walk with us! I would love that walk! Absolutely beautiful! My day was beautiful because I spent it with my daughters! We went shopping and to lunch and then we colored each other's hair! They all turned out beautiful and no one ended up with purple hair! Yeah!

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    1. Sounds like a fun day. Treasure those days - they grow up!

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  5. If only everyone could follow your example and be grateful for what they have, rather than concentrating on what they lack. Live for today, for tomorrow your blessings might be gone. I can walk, with the help of my walker, around the supermarket today beside my husband. I can see, with the help of glasses, and smell and feel the heat in the air and the cool inside the supermarket.

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    1. Francene, you always give us a special perspective. Thank you!

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  6. Your images are so stunning, Alana!
    *Sighs*
    I do try to be grateful, but it's not always easy!

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    1. No, it isn't easy, Sophie - and I needed the reminder. Perhaps, this is something that gets easier with age, as you see what can happen in life, both good and bad.

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  7. Beautiful pictures, esp the porch. And a great reminder not to take even something as "simple" as walking for granted!

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