December 31, 2010

{one little word 2011}


Alan and I went to visit our families for the holiday. One night, sitting in the car, while driving between places, with conversations going on around me, I was deep in thought. Completely detached from anything else, I was watching out the window into the South Dakota sky.

It is beautiful... the South Dakota night sky. On a clear night such as this one, it feels like one is wrapped in a blanket of stars. As a child, i always loved the glowing dots and often stopped to sort out my thoughts while gazing into the evening sky. There was always a sense of comfort. I could talk to God though the stars and often felt the presence of those I have lost when I find a special bright star.

I found myself flooded with memories. Suddenly, my thoughts were going a million miles a minute.

Deep breath.

While I love living in the 'burbs, I often miss the quiet of our family farm. It is not the easy life, however it is peaceful, beautiful... simple.


EDIT: I'm joining the Life As you See It challenge to post a photo each Saturday, reflecting on my word.

10 comments:

  1. Great take on the challenge! I miss the farm I grew up on in IL. Best wishes for the new year!

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  2. Love the shot! Good luck with your word this year.

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  3. Love your word and how you captured it!

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  4. Good word and lifestyle to be. Less is more.

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  5. Love the picture you've taken of your word!

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  6. Great shot to capture your word and intentions. Thank you for joining One Little Word | Captured.

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  7. Great photo and love your choice of word. My word last year was simplicity and I loved what the year revealed. Good luck and look forward to seeing more of your photos.
    Lisa xx

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  8. I do love the picture.
    When you go back to doing things the simple way, you start to relax more and become less stressed.
    Enjoy the journey!

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  9. that was my word last year. It was a big help!

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  10. Mary@lookingupforhelp.blogspotMarch 5, 2011 at 9:34 AM

    Miss my growing up years in the beautiful countryside, too. Thanks for stating it so beautifully. Good job!

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