Discover – Reaching for a Better View

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As some of you may recall, my “One Little Word” this year is Discover.

This is the year for me to Discover… more about myself… and more about the world around me.

I am honored and privileged to share a very special piece of artwork with you today from my friend Jo Freehand at Daily Record 365. 

Jo created #Two Hundred Two: Discover just for me and my word!

I have been slowly taking it in since Jo kindly created and posted it several weeks ago; and every time I look it, I discover something new.

Here is how I first saw it:

The microscope is mammoth and massive and complex (like life), and it is examining the hole in the record (the “in between” part – the part where we have the freedom to do and be what we want). The lady is REACHING – almost as if for the stars and then embraces and takes in that light. And the microscope reminds me of the Discovery Satellite too – exploring the universe – and that is what the lady is seeing and feeling and it is filling her heart, and she is happy and excited and fascinated. And it is saying that what you see with your eyes (or at least on the surface or at first glance), might not be the “be all /end all.” You have to look closer, you have to feel it, you have to let it fill you, and it will bring you joy. There is a better view if you reach, stretch to look closer or look at a different way, and you need to look “in between.”

Jo elaborated:

Discovery is an individual experience. However this image speaks to you is right for you.  For me, the microscope is focused on a watch, an everyday object. Or perhaps it represents time or a moment.  She’s “reaching for a better view.”  Does she realize the view right there beneath her skin? The entire universe right there? (Or has she been focused outwardly, watching hands move around the clock.) Can anyone else interpret her universe?

Deep stuff – eh??!!  🙂

What do you see when you look at it?  What does it say to you?  I would love to hear your thoughts.

And I urge you to discover Jo’s blog.  It is always fun to see each Daily Record and interpret what it speaks to you.  Comments are usually as diverse as the people sharing them, which make it that much more fun and interesting.

I hope you are discovering more about yourself and the world around you – every day – because there is a lot of “good stuff” in and out there!

Cheers & Hugs,

Jodi

Express Yourself

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Sometimes we blossom and bloom and exude radiant brilliance.
Other times our thistles and thorns protect us and guard us and hide us.

Reach, stretch, discover, grow.
Bloom where you are planted.
Evolve with your seasons.

Never be afraid to express yourself.

This week’s Weekly Photo Challenge asked us to post a photo to “Express Yourself.”
As I contemplated the subject, this photo I took a few months ago on a walk spoke to me.  It inspired me to express myself – as this thistle – in all of its ages and stages does.

Cheers & Hugs,
Jodi

Discover your own way

discover tree

Temperatures finally broke double digits yesterday allowing Mikey and I to get out for a short walk.

This tree captured my attention.

Every branch is discovering its own way,

and each has its own unique beauty.

Kinda like all of us…

Cheers & Hugs,
Jodi

P.S. I am sharing this photo on Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge:  Wood

Discover – One Little Word Wednesday

unmapped territory

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It just came to me!  Without even realizing I was searching for it…  My “One Little Word” for 2015…

DISCOVER

My focus this year is going to be to DISCOVER…

Discover the unmapped territory within me,

Discover things in life I have feared or not considered,

Discover beauty in the small stuff,

Discover my strengths, and accept my weaknesses,

Discover the world around me!

This journey of beginning my blog about seven months ago has been such a great Discovery for me.  It has enlightened me in so many ways to discover things about myself and to discover new people and places and things.

It hit me last night after having my BFF, Jill, over for dinner and a visit and receiving this awesome gift from her…

LIB Camera Strap

Is this awesome or what?!?!  A new personalized PhatStraps Camera Strap with my blog name on it!!!!!!

It makes me feel sooooo official!  🙂

I squealed!  I hugged!  I love it!!  Thank you Jill!  I love you!

I am so fortunate to have the support of my friends and family in this journey of self-discovery, and I love discovering new things every day in this journey of life.

Thanks for sharing it with me here…. at life in between.

Cheers & Hugs,
Jodi