Sunday, November 27, 2011

Berry Beautiful

Life is an opportunity, benefit from it.
Life is beauty, admire it.
Life is bliss, taste it.

 
 Life is a dream, realize it.
Life is a challenge, meet it.
Life is a duty, complete it.

 Life is a game, play it.
Life is a promise, fulfill it.
Life is sorrow, overcome it.
Life is a song, sing it.

 Life is a struggle, accept it.
Life is a tragedy, confront it.
Life is too precious, do not destroy it.
Life is life, fight for it.   Mother Teresa
I almost missed this  beauty because I was focused on the train, I backed into the bush as I tried for a better angle....
Life is like that, we miss the beauty that hides in the corners of our lives while we focus on the BIG THINGS in life, when it is the small things that can bring beauty into our lives.

"Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad, let the sea resound, and all that is in it; let the fields be jubilant, and everything in them. Then all the trees of the forest will sing for joy; they will sing before the Lord." (Psalm 96:11-13)

28 comments:

diane b said...

Berry good post. A very apt quote and verse. It is so true we should focus on the small things in life that make us happy. Lovely berries and a nice big train.

Snapper II said...

Wonderful Sunday Post.
Advice from Mother Teresa.

Catherine said...

Those berries are such a pretty color. Happy Sunday!
xo Catherine

Deb said...

beautiful berries...beauty is everywhere we just have to take the time to see it...and you do...

"Auntie" sezzzzzz... said...

Why has it taken me so long, to come over to your blog?????? I've seen your comments/icon many times.

Well here I am! Finally! Better late than never, as the old saying goes.

Marrrrrrrrrrrrrrvelous photography, my Dear. Simply marvelous. So happy I came. And I will be back, for sure.

Gentle hugs,
"Something about an old-fashioned Christmas is hard to forget."
~Hugh Downs

"Auntie" sezzzzzz... said...

Oh and I love your Christmas Header photo!

Love how bloggers change their Blog Looks. Even more so, at a Holiday time. :-)

Gentle hugs,
"Something about an old-fashioned Christmas is hard to forget."
~Hugh Downs

TexWisGirl said...

gorgeous berry bush! i like your thoughts on life being about small things...

Mama-Bug said...

How cool Sandra! All of our Beauty Berries are gone up here now. So glad you got shots of them!

photowannabe said...

Very wise words from Mother Teresa. We're not to sweat the small stuff but I know we are to live life to the fullest.
I'm on my way to read all the posts I missed while we were gone.
We had a great time with our son and his family. Lots of Small incidences that made up a great big time together.

SweetMarie said...

The words, the photos, everthing is beautiful on this post today!

Thank you for sharing Mother Teresa's words of wisdom.

Happy Sunday Sandie!

MedaM said...

Beautiful post Sandra! Berry bush is lovely and your thoughts on life are just great. Life is simple, it’s just not easy! :-)

Ginny said...

Oh my GOSH. look at the way they are spiraled around the stem, and the color!! I saw similar looking berries on someone's blog not long ago, was it Monica's? I think they were called beauty berries or some such thing. I have never seen any in real life this color! They almost look like grapes, but much prettier!

Magia da Inês said...

º°❤
Olá, amiga!
Belas fotografias. Lindas reflexões de Madre Tereza de Calcutá.
Boa semana!
Beijinhos. º° ✿
♫° Brasil
·.♪
❤♥

George said...

I love this quote from Mother Teresa. I'm berry glad you backed into this bush and got these pictures for us. But the photo of the steam engine is very good as well.

S. Etole said...

How wonderful that you found both the berries and the train!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I sure am glad you took the time to 'see' the little things. These berries are very pretty.

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

first off your header is absolutely beautiful!!

love the berry photos, that berry bush is...stunning!
love also the quote from mother teresa.

have a great rest of your weekend!

EG Wow said...

Lovely purple berries. Mother Teresa was so wise, wasn't she?

Lynne said...

A Wonderful Sunday Post. Enjoyed it!

Ann said...

quite inspirational today. Love the berryliscious pictures too.

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

Those are some very pretty berries. YOU watch your step and dont go falling.

Hope you have a blessed week.

Chatty Crone said...

I love this little prayer I'll call it - Love Mother Teresa too and they way you took pictures to do with the prayer. I'm home! sandie

barbara l. hale said...

Gorgeous purple color on that plant!

SquirrelQueen said...

Those berries are really pretty, I'm glad you backed into them and got the shot. Mother Teresa was a wise woman as reflected in her words.

That is a great photo of the whole train, love it.

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

I like this post...Needed advice from Mother Theresa.

DawnTreader said...

Berry beautiful indeed! :)

blindpigandtheacorn.com said...

Love the photos-and the quotes too :)

Rose said...

I like your photos, but I love that verse!