Well I am back…. It’s been quite a roller coaster ride for me since October 2015. But I am in a good place now.
Over the past few weeks I started editing photo’s of the last holiday my Mother went with us. Must admit I still get very emotional when I work on the photo’s. Miss her so much but I know she is watching over me every single day.
Here are just a few of the over 4000 photo’s I took on our trip to Pilanesberg Nature Reserve in July 2015. Believe me there is still allot on it’s way.
” You can have everything in life you want, if you will just help other people get what they want.” Zig Ziglar
“Lost time is never found again.” Benjamin Franklin
“People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they’re not on your road doesn’t mean they’ve gotten lost.” H Jackson Browne
“The basic thing is that everyone wants happiness, no one wants suffering. And happiness mainly comes from our own attitude, rather than from external factors. If your own mental attitude is correct, even if you remain in a hostile atmosphere, you feel happy.” Dalai Lama
“Happiness is something that you are and it comes from the way you think.” Dr Wayne Dyer
“As you reach your goals, set new ones. That is how you grow and become a more powerful person.” Les Brown
“Believe deep down in your heart that you’re destined to do great things.” Joe Paterno
“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
“Finish each day and be done with it. You have don what you could; some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Don’t let the past steal your present.” Cherralea Morgen
“Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: I, Not events, have the power to make me happy of unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I have just on day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.” Groucho Marx
“Friendship with oneself is all-important because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.” Eleanor Roosevelt
“One of the surest evidences of friendship that one individual can display to another is telling him gently of a fault. If any other can excel it, it is listening to such a disclosure with gratitude, and amending the error.” Edward Bulwer-Lytton
“Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.” Jim Rohn
“One of the most difficult things everyone has to learn is that for your entire life you must keep fighting and adjusting if you hope to survive. No matter who you are or what your position is you must keep fighting for whatever it is you desire at achieve.” George Allen
“The ultimate test of a moral society is the kind of world that it leaves to its children.” Dietrich Bonhoeffer
“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” C.S. Lewis
“Change your thoughts, and you change your world.” Norman Vincent Peale
“That best portion of a good man’s life: his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love.” William Wordsworth
“If you wait for perfect conditions before you do something, those conditions may never come.” Gina Mohammed
“In rivers, the water that you touch is the last of what has passed and the first of that which comes; so with present time.” Leonardo da Vinci
“To focus on the people who do not like you and the things you cannot change is like climbing an infinite mountain; instead focus on the people who love you and the things you can change and you will find you can move mountains!” Michelle Ghislaine Ambler
Today was one of those day’s I knew I had to get my photo of the day but what? So I walked through the house. In the kitchen I looked at my tin collection and decided to leave that for another project I have in mind for the future. I went to the bathroom were my frog collection was and decided that today is not a day for a frog.
I got back in the living room and spotted the Elephants that Ronald bought me a few years back. I love Elephants and decided I’ll photograph them.
“How many times in our life have we been afraid to tackle a tough job or project, believing that we just didn’t have enough talent or brains or guts to succeed, and then once we have forced ourselves to try – and successfully completed the challenge – we look back at what we have done, finally realizing that our greatest enemy, the one who urges us not even to try because we would certainly fail, was none other than ourselves.” Mandino, Og, Secrets for Success and Happiness
“How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these.” George Washington Carver
“Don’t be a spectator, Don’t let life pass you by.” Lou Holtz
“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.” Plato
“Do not wait for extraordinary circumstances to do good action; try to use ordinary situations.” Jean Paul Richter
“Whoever waits for time to pass loses time.” Sicilian Proverb
“A photograph is usually looked at – seldom looked into.” Ansel Adams
Everyone has a purpose in life – a unique gift or special talent to give to others. And when we blend this unique talent with service to others, we experience the ecstasy and exultation of our own spirit, which is the ultimate goal of all goals. Deepak Chopra