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beauty on my morning walk
My mother died suddenly in 2011, and soon after, my father was diagnosed with dementia. I fell into a deep funk. I realized that I had to find someway to see the beauty in the world again, and to regain a feeling of gratitude for the life I had. So every morning, when I walk, I look for bits of beauty. Most days, I walk the same two-and-a-half mile loop through my neighborhood. Sometimes I walk in places where I am teaching. I take photos with my iPhone. I look closely at the details; that’s where I find the most miracles. It helps. I hope it helps others, too; that’s why I post my photos on Instagram with the hashtag #BeautyOnMyMorningWalk. I encourage you to look for your own small miracles every day.
Me, with my mom, in 1964. My mother was a talented quilter and seamstress, and was trained as a home economics teacher. She taught me to see the beauty in so many things, and to be thankful.
Love you, Mom. Miss you.
See more of my “Beauty on My Morning Walk“ photos on my Instagram page; click below to link.