Fathers Day Thoughts

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There are many photos of people showing their appreciation for their father today. With today being Father’s Day it does not surprise me that so many people were thanking their dad’s for all they do for them. There are many smiles and tears that fathers bring us as they raise us. Father’s bring a happiness into our lives that should not be taken for granted. We learn from them as they teach us values, they give us life lessons, and they take care of us when no one else can. Father’s are truly a blessing that we should treasure every chance we get.

Finding the Perfect Place

IMG_7475.JPGFor photos I tend to have trouble finding a perfect place. Recently, I found that my kitchen floor is the best spot for potted plants. But, finding the perfect place for me is more than photography. The perfect place can be a spot for relaxing like the spot on the couch where I like to read and watch movies on my computer. Another spot is taking a nap outside on the front porch swing on a nice day. But, the perfect place is a spot that can be relaxing where you can find time to contemplate and let the day go.

IMG_7344.JPGRelaxation is something I find in one of my favorite places. Whether it be playing with my camera sitting on the kitchen floor or bundling up in a blanket to take a nap on the porch when it is chilly out. The perfect place is a spot that is simple that can be quiet and peaceful.

D-Day Remembrance

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On June 6, 1944 the landing on the Normandy beaches occurred. This epic invasion was a turning point in World War II as the Allied forces moved up on the beaches to rid Europe from the tyranny of Nazi Germany. Many of us have seen movies, like Saving Private Ryan and The Longest Day, that portray the events of D-Day. On this day members of the American, British, and Canadian Armed Forces all marched on the beaches to stop a mad man. Many of them gave their lives, not only for their country, but for the world to be at peace.

The Normandy Landings that took place on June 6th, 1944 are remembered today. There are twitter posts, photos of the events, and articles showing commemorations in Normandy and other countries where soldiers had served.

Just Reading

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While I was having computer problems I spent a lot of time reading. From David Sedaris to V.C. Andrews, I was able to keep myself entertained with an old hobby I have forgotten. As I read and reread several books I discovered how much I missed reading. I had forgotten how much of a stress reliever reading was for me. Entering into another world is something that I really missed.

IMG_8027By reading I was able to enter a world without pictures that flash before my eyes on a computer or television screen. Instead I was able to use my imagination to bring the characters, scenery, and actions to life in my own head. Reading is something that I have been able to use to allow my imagination to flourish. Today, the use of technology might have taken that away from some as they rely on movies and television shows.

IMG_7990.JPGHowever, it was someone else’s pure imagination that brought the book to life. The story in a world completely separate of the one that I live in now was created from another mind. When reading the imagination can run wild as you think of what the author had imagined. Entering into another world helps me relax because I am temporarily leaving behind the one I am in.

IMG_8031.JPGA world completely different from mine. Another world where my struggles and anguish don’t matter, yet someone else’s does. Getting my mind off my problems through reading is something that has helped me.

As I look back on the past month of computer problems, I am rather thankful I was able to pick up a book again. No interruptions and no screens flashing allowed me to enter a world completely separate from mine. Another place created from another mind with a story to follow. Books are truly a treasure as they bring you to places that allow your imagination to wander.

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