After busy, there is calm.

Dolphin swimming in the calm waters of Sebastian Inlet after a busy boating day in the area.

These images bring to my mind the song Peace Be Still

During difficult moments is necessary to find a place within us or physically somewhere were we can connect with that peace that will help us to stay calm.

July photo a day challenge, day 9: Calm

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The Dive

“Do not fear failure but rather fear not trying.”
― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

We will never know if the pelican got the fish in this attempt, but I am sure it will try again and again until it catch something.

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Alone with your own demons

Alcatraz

I don’t think that there is a worst nightmare that being permanently locked up, alone and having your thoughts torturing yourself day and night.

If you go to San Francisco, California it is a must to go to Alcatraz. There is so much history in there, not only for the time that was served as a federal prison, but it was a military fortification and military prison as well. Also for a period of time ( 19 months) it was occupied by Native Americans from San Francisco who were part of a wave of Native American Activist across the U.S. Go visit to learn more. 🙂

July photo a day challenge, Day 4: Solitude

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Do you love the place you live at?

In a regular year I plan to travel at least six times, at least two of those six are major travel plans out of the US, the others are more local here in US. But in times like this that we can not travel we have to re focus and value the marvelous place where we live. I live in Florida and to be honest I am not a fan of the outdoors here, just the weather and the beach are what attracts me and is home… I been here for 23 years. But I want mountains, I don’t want alligator, neither tannic waters or wetlands or anything in that line. I am an outdoor person and I had learn to appreciate the outdoors here for other reasons (birds and other wildlife that are not alligators).

Anyways, I had learned … specially now, to value and appreciate the natural beauty of my hometown now more than ever.

Sunset in Lakefront, St Cloud, Florida
Monarch Butterflies at Lakefront, St Cloud, Florida

(Still I wish I can go to Europe right now 😬)

What do you like from the place you live?

A house divided against itself will fall…

“Jesus knew their thoughts and said to them: “Any kingdom divided against itself will be ruined, and a house divided against itself will fall.”
‭‭Luke‬ ‭11:17‬ ‭NIV‬‬
Personal opinion: Unfortunately I think that is how we are living as a nation right now, divided, against each other. I hope that we can see, that we can have different opinions but work together for the benefit of all.

In unity there is power.

Xamlinnette