I haven’t felt like doing much blogging lately, so I’m sorry for missing so many lovely posts. But, as a follow-up to my recent blog post, health issues have been resolved, although some gray area needs explaining and clearing up. So we’re still waiting, but all is a bit brighter. Then just when we sighed with relief, another cause to worry arrived this week, but we’re not alone. It’s been a tough year, period! In so many ways!
Even though negative thoughts tend to stick like glue, when positive thoughts arrive, they are welcomed like a warm embrace. So, we carry that positivity with us everywhere we go because suggesting a mindset of the opposite would only create doom and gloom. And I can’t help but fall gracefully into the magic of the season even if Covid lurks in the shadows. I love the Christmas carols, the twinkling and colorful lights of joy, and this season of hope even in dark times.
Then, on my early morning walk with Copper today, the sunrise greeted me with a BIG smile. We just can’t have enough photos of sunrises and sunsets, can we? I looked to the sky and thought, “Wow! Another gorgeous sunrise! Another day to enjoy life and all the people and joys in it that make us so grateful.”
And in every dark moment, a hint of hope shines through…
I hope all of you are doing well in spite of this crazy, tragic, and stressful year. And if you’re feeling down, I hope the sunrises lift your spirits as you lean into people around who love you. And when the sun is hidden, I hope its warmth stays in your hearts, guiding you into each new day.
Sending virtual hugs, Lauren 💓💓💓🎄🎄🎄
54 thoughts on “Wow!!!”
Thanks for the hugs, Bette. Sending holiday hugs to you, too. 💓💓
I’m glad your health issues are getting better. This has been a crazy year, so staying positive is a good way to counter it.
Thanks, Binky, and you’re right about staying positive. Have a good weekend!
Heartwarming message! Thank you. I love the photos too. Let me hug you back virtually.🤗
Thanks so much for your caring comment, WJ, and I appreciate your visit and hugs, too. Have a wonderful weekend. 💓
Beautiful thoughts, Lauren. Being positive is the only way. Hugs to you.
Thanks so much, John, and the hugs are appreciated. 🤗
Here take another 🤗
Aww, thanks again, John! Hugs to you, dear friend.
I love the sky in all its forms but pink and purple evokes special emotions. I rush out to capture the beauty each evening… Negative thoughts melt within minutes! Thanks for sharing lovely thoughts Lauren.
I have no doubt that you’d love all the sunrises and sunsets, Balroop, and your words explained exactly how I felt. The negative thoughts literally melted away when I looked up and said, “Wow!” 🙂 Thanks for your kind words, dear friend. xo
The sunrises and sunsets in the fall and winter are especially spectacular. It looks like you’ve been lucky enough to witness several nice ones! I hope your health – and other – issues resolve themselves soon.
The sky is amazing with its many shades, textures, and patterns. I had to take more pics even though I have a million already. 🙂 Thanks so much, Janis, for your compassion and kind words. I hope all is well with you. 🥰
There is always hope in the sun rise.
Definitely! Thanks for stopping by, Andrew!
Big hugs …hang in there 🤗🤗
Thanks very much! I appreciate the hugs and smiles! 🥰
Wow! What a beautiful sunrise ☀️ Nope, we never can get enough of sunrise and sunset ☺️
I love those pinks and oranges and couldn’t resist another pic! 🙂 I’m glad you’re in agreement and thanks for popping in. 🥰
When there are grey areas … connect to your body and ask what it wants. Create a space for it so it can heal and restore itself. Sending a hug your way 💕
Thanks so much for your comforting words, Val, and for the hug. They’re always appreciated. One day at a time. Hope you’re doing well, too, and wish you a lovely holiday season. 💖
Yes the year 2020 is one we will not forget in this generation. Worldwide trouble! Glad you are resolving your health issues.
Definitely, Ian, and thank you. I hope next year is brighter for everyone.
Thank you so much!
My pleasure! 🙏
Beautiful post, Lauren. Hope everything will be well on the health front. Hugs and love coming your way ❤️❤️🙏🤗🤗🤗💐💐💐
Thanks, Diana, and I hope so, too. I’m loving the hugs and love, also, and I hope all is well with you! 💗💗💗
great blog and beautiful pics!! May Every nice thing come your way!
Thanks so much for your lovely words! And I wish you the same!
You are so very lovely, Lauren. ❤ ❤ ❤
Oh, Jane, thank you! You are, too, my dear friend. Sending hugs! 💕💕💕
There’s always something good to see, even though it doesn’t always seem that way. Glad the morning greeted you with so many nice things!
Well said, Barbara, and thanks for stopping by. Hope all is well with you! 🎄💖
Hi Lauren – yes, all is well here 🙂
Lauren, your positive attitude is always so uplifting! It’s contagious, in a wonderful way. Thank you!
And thanks for sharing your beautiful photos. Gorgeous sunrise!!
Hugs to you 🤗💕
I’m so glad to hear that, Betty, but I have my tearful moments, too. 🙂 I’m glad you enjoyed the photos. I can’t seem to get enough of those spectacular sunrises and sunsets. Thanks for the hugs and hugs to you, too. 💓💓💓
Lauren, I’m so glad you feel like writing again, and I love the photos. Prayers for those gray areas to get cleared up.
Thanks for all your support, Mary Kathryn. And for popping into my blogging world. Have a good weekend. 🥰
My dearest Lauren, thank you for this and as you say: “in every dark moment, a hint of hope shines through” – big smiles and love! xoxoxo
Thanks so much, Marina. I just found out that the gray area is clear, too, so all is good, which is great! I’m just in the 30% category of unknowns, but I can live with that if all else is healthy. Lots of love to you, dear friend. 💓🎄💓🎄💓🎄
That’s great news!!!!! Unknown, sounds fine to me! Gives an air of mystery! 😉
More hugs your way!🤗😘🤗😘🤗😘🥰
I love all the hope you remind us of Lauren through words and images that remind of gratitude we often take for granted. I’m sorry about the news of illness. I’m sending warm healing thoughts your way. And remember – keep focus on the positive. Hugs ❤ xxx
Thanks for your comforting words, Debby. Results came in negative, which is good! Long wait and worry though. Then when things begin to look brighter, my daughter and son-in-law get Covid. They’ve been cautious all year long. They’re in quarantine and ok, but it’s scary. I feel like I’m holding my breath each day until they’re healthy again. But positive thoughts abound. Hugs again and stay safe! ❤️❤️
I knew it was the damned Covid. I’m so sorry Lauren. Stay safe, count your blessings, and focus on healing light for your family. We’re all so close to the finish line of this nightmare. ❤ xxx
Well, there were actually other issues going on, but those results just came in negative. So good news! Then Hello Covid! Thanks for your soothing words, Debby. One day at a time (always) and positive thinking, etc. Stay safe, too! 💓💓💓
Hugs Lauren. ❤ ❤ 🙂
Very beautiful snaps
Thank you so much!
You’re always welcome