I took this picture on a whim. I was driving down the highway on my way to run errands. I noticed the icy frost on the trees and the way the sun made them sparkle. I did what came naturally to me. I pulled over to the side of the road and got out to take a couple of pictures. And, even though this picture doesn't do the beauty justice, it was the spontaneity that made the moment.
I do spontaneous things like that and most of the time they work out. And, for those moments that don't work out, I still learn something important in the process.
There are moments in our lives everyday that seem insignificant in and of themselves. Well, actually they might really be insignificant, but then when we reflect at the end of the day, we discover that there really was something pretty significant that was going on. We just didn't see it at the time, because we were too quick to move on to something else in our day.
When I did the 12 Days of Christmas which was to blog each day during the Christmas break about something in everyday life, I figured that at the end of the 12 days I would be done. But then it occurred to me that I didn't want it to be done. I wanted to continue to write about the little things in everyday life that aren't so little. They are the unfiltered moments that just happen out of spontaneity. Or, maybe they are things that happen everyday but I haven't noticed them. So that's my goal, to start noticing, to start being more observant, to start taking the time to look at those unfiltered moments and make sense out of them. That's my goal anyway.
Thus the name of the blog, Everyday Life Unfiltered with the the frosty trees as the symbol of the moment this blog was born, although I didn't know it at the time. See? An unfiltered moment that gained significance later. I think I'm on to something here, and I can't wait to see how the journey unfolds and the twists and turns it will take.
I'm a lover of life, an eternal optimist, and I have an intense desire to add value through simple living and positive vibes.