Dear Friends,

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…

New bloom!

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 πŸ’“πŸ’“πŸ’“πŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸŽ„

54 thoughts on “Wow!!!

  1. 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.

    1. 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!” πŸ™‚ Thanks for your kind words, dear friend. xo

    1. The sky is amazing with its many shades, textures, and patterns. I had to take more pics even though I have a million already. πŸ™‚ Thanks so much, Janis, for your compassion and kind words. I hope all is well with you. πŸ₯°

    1. 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. πŸ’–

  2. Beautiful post, Lauren. Hope everything will be well on the health front. Hugs and love coming your way β€οΈβ€οΈπŸ™πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ’πŸ’πŸ’

    1. I’m so glad to hear that, Betty, but I have my tearful moments, too. πŸ™‚ 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. πŸ’“πŸ’“πŸ’“

  3. Mary Kathryn Marcom

    Lauren, I’m so glad you feel like writing again, and I love the photos. Prayers for those gray areas to get cleared up.

    1. 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. πŸ’“πŸŽ„πŸ’“πŸŽ„πŸ’“πŸŽ„

  4. 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

    1. 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! ❀️❀️

      1. 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

      2. 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! πŸ’“πŸ’“πŸ’“

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