Looking Back: Grateful for Every Moment

.. I’m grateful for every moment, but the beautiful moments are the easiest to appreciate initially. Now that I’m not going through particular difficult moments, I’m just as grateful for the growth and needed change they allowed me.

Sometimes life can get you a little down, as though the moments now are harder than they’ve been in the past, or that you’re not moving forward with your life as quickly as you’d like, or that you want to feel more happiness, or that in certain moments, you feel a new happiness you’ve never imagined and want to bottle it up to keep with you forever.

Through each of these moments, the answer to these concerns is always in front of me. I know it, and I still won’t even always seek Him. I’m praying for everyone in this boat, because it can make for difficult moments, but I am remembering that God *always* has brought me the best.

The best in life comes after taking out what was ‘the best’ before- if my life story speaks to one thing, it screams this. The ‘middle time’ of transition doesn’t get easier knowing this, though. I have to believe more; I need more trust in Him!

Even in just today, He has so many beautiful surprises and little seconds filled with Joy for each of us. What will it be for me, and for you? Will we be too busy to notice or cherish them?

So maybe I’m sick with a bad sore throat today (and *if* I was complaining, I’d say that’s my least favorite kind of sick day), but it will still be a great day; He ensures this. Much love to all my readers, and enjoy these photos (I took every one of them except one!)


** Brace Yourselves- The following photos contain little details that hint at the people who I contain in my heart, experiences that have shaped I how see the world through my time in just 10 countries so far…think of how much we still have to discover, and yet, for me- I am so happy to remember these moments of great joy! So please, comment if you recognize a location or may have been present for one of these moments! I do apologize for some years’ photos not included, as I lost a lot of my photo archive when switching laptops just about a year ago. Still- enjoy! **)


tg16

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA la+foto+5 (6) la+foto+4 (4) la+foto+3 (5)

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA TG4 TG5 TG6 IM000776.JPG TG9 tg10 tg11 tg18 OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA tg15 tg13 OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA tg19 tg21 tg22 img_6066 OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA la+foto+1 (4) img_6044 img_5921 img_5928 img_5940 img_6009 IMG_5005 IMG_5086 IMG_5148 IMG_5149 IMG_5187 IMG_4865 IMG_4888 IMG_4898 IMG_4917 IMG_4962 IMG_4651 IMG_4601 IMG_4598 IMG_4530 IMG_4526 IMG_3825 IMG_2951 IMG_2596 IMG_3661 IMG_3603 IMG_2595 IMG_2565 IMG_3655 IMG_3559 IMG_2556 IMG_2151 IMG_1890 IMG_1963 img_2140 IMG_2126 IMG_1629 IMG_1658 IMG_2130 IMG_2021 IMG_1625 (2) IMG_0999 IMG_1147 IMG_1357

IMG_1400 IMG_1476

IMG_0958

IMG_0889 IMG_0918 IMG_0499 IMG_0882 IMG_0013 IMG_0015 IMG_0081 IMG_0579 OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Also, if you’re like me, you’ll need to refer to these too:

Advertisements

One thought on “Looking Back: Grateful for Every Moment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s