Friends and good manners will carry you where money won’t go.
“Sometimes, the most important lessons in life are the ones we learn the hard way.” Unknown
“Never be afraid to laugh at yourself, after all, you could be missing out on the joke of the century.” Dame Edna Everage
“Peace can become a lens through which you see the world. Be it. Live it. Radiate it out. Peace is an inside job.” Dr Wayne Dyer
Appreciate those who love you. Help those who need you. Forgive those who hurt you. Forget those who leave you.
“The days you are most uncomfortable are the days you learn the most about yourself.” Mary Louise Bean
“Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.” Robert Brault
“For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
“The unthankful heart discovers no mercies; but the thankful heart will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings.” Henry Ward Beecher
“Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
“What we are today comes from our thoughts of yesterday, and our present thoughts build our life of tomorrow: Our life is the creation of our mind.” Buddha
“Life is uncharted territory. It reveals its story one moment at a time.” Leo Buscaglia
“Enjoy all you have while pursuing all you want.” Jim Rohn
“Start by doing what’s necessary, then what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” Saint Francis of Assisi
“Those who possess strength have also known adversity.” Byron Pulsifer
“Dreams are the touchstones of our character.” Henry David Thoreau
“Four very powerful words to say to your child: I Believe in you.” Kevin Heath
“Dreams are necessary to life.” Anais Nin
“By constant self-discipline and self-control you can develop greatness of character.” Grenville Kleiser
” You cannot tailor make your situation in life, but you can tailor make your attitudes to fit those situations.” Zig Ziglar
“The more you care, the stronger you can be.” Jim Rohn
“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” Albert Einstein
“We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.” Native American Proverb
“Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.” Bruce Lee
“Go forth, under the open sky, and listen to Nature’s teachings.” William Cullen Bryant
“What’s the use of a fine house if you haven’t got a tolerable planet to put it on?” Henry David Thoreau
“Nothing is an obstacle unless you say it is.” Wally Amos
“You can choose to focus on the difficult or on the joy, but when you concentrate on the special delights, the little heart-melting moments of raising a child, you realize what a magnificent path you have chosen.” Judy Ford
“One of the most satisfying experiences in life is a deep appreciation of Nature.” Dorothea Kopplin
“There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.” Denis Waitley
” Shut out all of your past except that which will help you weather your tomorrows.” William Osler
“It’s not knowing what to do, it’s doing what you know.” Anthony Robbins
“Life is just a mirror, and what you see out there, you must first see inside of you.” Wally Amos
“It isn’t the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it’s the pebble in your shoe.” Mahummad Ali
“The true test in life does not occur when all is going well. The true test takes place when we are faced with challenges.” Catherine Pulsifer
“The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.” Joseph Addison
“Anybody can do just about anything with himself that he really wants to and makes up his mind to do. We are capable of greater things than we realize.” Norman Vincent Peale
“There is more to life than increasing its speed.” Gandhi
“Communication is the solvent of all problems and is the foundation of personal development.” Peter Shepherd
“Long-lasting change starts on the inside. By focusing your attention on things like becoming more honest, bold, or creative, you’ll find that the how-to of achieving your goals gets a whole lot easier.” Cheryl Richardson
“Everyone can think of the one thing that would make life better for them. But people are not so quick to answer the second question: What are you doing to make that change come true?” Catherine Pulsifer
“Like success, failure is many things to many people. With Positive Mental Attitude, failure is a learning experience, a rung on the ladder, a plateau at which to get your thoughts in order and prepare to try again.” W. Clement Stone
“To become proficient in any field you must practice. There is simply no achievement without practice and tho more practice, provided it is none intelligently, the greater will the proficiency be and the sooner will it be attained.” Emmet Fox
“Achievement of your happiness is the only moral purpose of your life, and that happiness, not pain or mindless self-indulgence, is the proof of your moral integrity, since it is the proof and the result of your loayalty to the achievement of your values.” Ayn Rand
“An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching.” Gandhi
“Don’t settle for second best, ever. A life lived at less than its full potential is a life half wasted.” Tony Clark
“Those who achieve happiness understand the basic fact that regardless of how much fun you’re having or how many things you accomplish, life through the lens of history is incredibly short.” Ian K Smith
“No valid plans for the future can be made by those who have no capacity for living now.” Alan Watts
“What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?” Vincent Van Gogh
“It’s faith in something and enthusiasm for something that makes life worth living.” Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr
Due to the lack of internet connection I could not post my photo of the day as I wished. We had a lovely time at Alpine Heath.
My photo of the day for 30 June 2012 is of our friends that stay in Benoni. We had a quick family shoot at a dam a few kilometres from their house. As soon as I edit all the photo’s I will post some more photo’s.
This morning we took the boys down to the lake so that they can go and play and climb in the trees.
I went my own way looking for the Mother Coot and her chicks and the Kingfisher but no luck. So I went and sit on the little bench and watched the Geese and ducks swimming on the lake. I heard the Hadida’s screaming and the next moment they were flying off. I got this one just in time…
What a lovely winters day did we have. The sun was shining and we just had a light breeze here in Benoni.
Ronald, the boys and I went down to the lake again. I hoped to capture some close ups of the little Coot chicks but they were to far and the rest was between the reeds.
Yesterday we walked only to the one side and today we went in the opposite direction. We got to a spot where the geese was bathing and I spotted a LBJ with one long beak. Just when I had it in my sight and pressed the shutter button it flew off… So before Friday I want a photo of that specific LBJ. We were very lucky to see the Geese bathing and I got some lovely shots of them spreading their wings.
Yesterday Hubby saw a blue bird and today we saw it again at the same spot. It was a Kingfisher I did get some shots of it but once again I want to get closer so tomorrow morning I’m waiting for it. It’s times like these that I wish I had a 500mm lens…