Life’s Reflections

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I enjoy taking photos and the one above is one that I took when I was up in Alaska at Kincaid Park.  As I snapped the shutter on the camera, I found myself mesmerized by the reflections of the trees on the water.  Instead of the water reflecting the tree as a tree, it was reflecting life as it was at the moment.  The water was reflecting how the world looked at that second and not how it looked the day before or how it would look two months in the future.

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That reflection caused me to think that reflections aresimilar to photography and that similarity is why I love taking pictures so much.  I get to capture moments as they happen, which is quite different from just taking pictures of an object or a person.

The moments that I see in my photographs are unique and they may never be available for another picture.  The sun may never set the same over a particular landscape again or a tree may grow and block what was once captured as the perfect sunset and turn it into a different and even more spectacular sunset photo.

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Our lives are the same as that moment when the water was reflecting the trees.  How we live is reflected in our thoughts and our actions.  We have the power to change how we live and how we appreciate our lives, by simply changing these two items.  The only way we can be treated with kindness is if we treat others with kindness and love.

The best thing about life is the more you give to your life and to others, the more you will receive in return.  Karma is quite real and coincidences are not.  The moments of your life reflect who you are and who you want to be.  Take advantage of those positive moments and live your life to the fullest.

Have purpose in your life, share with others, show kindness and love.

These are all things that we can all do every day and when we do them, we will be rewarded with reflections of the moments in our lives.  These moments may be temporary, but they can be savored and cherished for many years to come.

Here is a poem that I read often, because it reminds me of how reflections and life are quite the same.

 Life’s Mirror

There are loyal hearts, there are spirits brave,

There are souls that are pure and true,

Then give to the world the best you have,

And the best shall come back to you.

Give love and to your heart will flow,

A strength in your utmost need;

Have faith and a score of hearts will show

Their faith in your word and deed.

For life is the mirror of king and slave,

‘Tis just what you are and do;

Then give to the world the best you have,

And the best will come back to you.

Join me on my journey finding reflections that show who I am as I continue to find my purpose in life.  We can learn from one another through everything that we do and that will ensure that we find the path that we were meant to be on in this world.

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