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"I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived." —  Henry David Thoreau credit My phone died recently. Not like died because of its charge — permanently died. I'm not the only one whom this has happened to, I'm sure, and this isn't a complaint. Rather, it's an observation on how different the landscape of my life has been without it. I've been reading more, watching more TV, doing less doomscrolling. I found that I've missed my phone a lot less and simultaneously a lot more than I expected. And I've been noticing a difference in my mental state. My mental health is, apparently, linked in part to the device I hold in my hand 99% of the time. Who knew? However, it's still been challenging lately, for more reasons than just my phone, and my sister invited me to go outside with her. Th

Appreciating Beauty

Originally posted on my HSB blog, May 27, 2008 at 9:23 PM

After seeing Miss Jocelyn's beautiful photography & photo editing, I decided to try it myself.

I took this, a photo I took last summer:


... and made it into this:

All around us, photo edited or not, there is all sorts of beauty God created for us to admire. I love photography because it teaches me to treasure the little things in life. So look around you. What do you see?

Edited: I have made an icon that you can use on your blog. You can link back to this entry if you want. :)





Edited: I am considering doing a 20-Day Prayer Challenge each month, something like MJ's Feelin' Feminine Challenge. If I did do it, would any of you be interested?

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