Why I Love to Take Pictures

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I love to take pictures and for various reasons. One of the reasons is I love to capture beauty. It’s like an art form for me. How many times have I taken a picture of a sunset in the same spot? Hundreds of times. It is the moment that is new and in each new moment in life there is beauty.

Another reason I love to take pictures is to capture the moments in life that bring me Joy. For example on FB this morning, I was viewing the My Memories feature, which I Love btw, and saw pictures from last Easter. BOOM!  Joy all over again.

My sister Stephanie and my daughter Sivanna spending time together and helping me to prepare our Easter feast was the photo presented to me this morning. I smiled and a tear came to my humble eye.

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The next photo memory to grab my attention was Sivanna and Auntie relaxing after the egg hunt. 🙂 Priceless. That picture tells an entire story.

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Many people I have heard from, tell me they prefer to be in the moment rather than taking pictures or filming. Ex. at a wedding or similar event. For me, I love to ‘capture’ the moment. I love to take a piece of  Bliss or Joy from a moment of time and then delight in it in the future. I love the opportunity the digital world offers us.

Many people use Instagram these days and my Instagram account is more so a collection of my beautiful moments in life. This collection includes my sunsets, my happy places, my creations, my favorite food, and more. I’d like to think that if I died and someone wanted to know what was important to me, my Instagram portfolio would tell a lot. I invite you to view my favorite pictures there. www.instagram.com/maggieholbik  I love to go and look at them now and then because it reminds me of what is most important to me. 🙂

And please if you enjoy these photos, give them a thumbs up. It is nice to know that others appreciate the beauty in life too and that the efforts of capturing them are appreciated. It’s encouraging 🙂

MaggieHolbik.com is a Life and Business coach who believes that if you Love life it will Love you back!

Inspiration

Another beautiful poem by my honey, from 2012.

 

Night sky praiseWhen  you are in spirit, you are in union with God,

You become one with the forest as you sit on that log.

Your mind transcends what you believe to be true,

You see only Love in whatever you do.

The sky becomes bluer and the stars become more bright.

As you inhale nature in the middle of the night.

All people become one as you serve and you trust.

There is no them because them all become ‘US’

Don Perry

August 25, 2012

World Peace

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While organizing and purging in my office tonight, I found this piece written by my honey in July of 2014. I thought it was the perfect time to share it, so here it is…..

Some day we will see everyone on our planet as equals. When that day comes we will all see each other as one. Color, race, and religion will not be an issue. It will be impossible for anyone to go without the material things of life that we need to survive.

We will automatically know that when we are caring for our planet and everyone on it, that we are caring for ourselves because we are all one.

We are waiting for the world leaders to create peace in the world. To create peace in the world we must change our thinking. Peace can only be created through collective consciousness. When the majority of the world population consciously desires peace, then we will have world peace. God always gives to us whatever it is that we deeply desire. We create our own lives with our thoughts, words, and our actions. When enough of us create collectively and consciously, we can change the world.

The solution to peace in the world starts with each one of us. We must learn to love and not hate. We must teach our young that love is the answer to a peaceful, happy life.

Love All Ways,

Don Perry

July, 2014