Wednesday, August 31, 2011

August 31, 2011

Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.
-- Ashley Smith

Find the seed at the bottom of your heart and bring forth a flower.
-- Shigenori Kameoka

Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing.
-- Camille Pissarro

today is the final day of my 31 shots in 31 days. today is the final day of searching myself on this 31 day journey. tomorrow i turn 40. this has been a journey of looking back yet also looking forward. it has been a journey of discovery. a journey of looking within. a journey of peacefulness and acceptance. a journey of realizing dreams that are desperate to become realities. of love. of hope. of faith. of family.
tomorrow i begin the next leg of my journey. i wish for so much more. yet this wish is also for so much less.
i am blessed to have had such beautiful and loving people around me for the last 40 years. and even more blessed these people will be in my life, my heart for many yet to come.
my memory is long. my heart is full. my soul is learning to be content and at peace.
my prayer is for what is yet to come.
that i may travel down the road that was laid out before me.
that i will choose the right path.
that if i stumble down the wrong path, i will know i am wiser this time around.
my wish is that these 31 posts may have spoken to and inspired you in some way.
as they have me.

~looking forward to keeping my blog alive~


  1. You are a inspiration to everyone who is blessed to have known you and read your blog. I hope that I get to share in the next part of your journey. May God bless you my dear friend!

  2. Wow. What beautiful words Shay. Very heartfelt and endearing. I am really enjoying your beautiful blog and pray for a wonderful journey for you. :)