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It Is So True: The Small Things Are the Big Things In Disguise

In this new COVID-19 world, in order to increase the chances of most of us staying healthy we have all had to postpone many things that we love and perhaps didn’t realize how much we would miss. Our freedom to go with our spontaneous thoughts and wishes needs to be restrained. Who would have ever thought that having lunch with a friend, visiting your parents or adult children, exercising at the gym, attending worship, window shopping in a store, enjoying a concert, attending prom, celebrating graduation, or even physically going to work or school would be things that we would have to postpone indefinitely?

Just like most things in life, this time comes with blessings, so some of those small things that are big things in disguise are right before our eyes right now. Hold them close to your heart and cherish them. Before you know it we will be back to being “busy bees” dealing with the hustle and bustle of life.

In this social distancing COVID-19 world one of the precious things that is still available to most of us is nature … the outdoors. Whether your slice of nature is a huge forest, lake or mountain range, or a high rise balcony or little patch of grass outside your apartment it is there to enjoy.

Wooded Park Trail, Shoreview, Minnesota

One of my high school friends just shared with me a poem his late Dad wrote for his children back in 1970. This poem touched my heart, and hopefully it will touch your heart too. He is such a talented writer and poet. I so admire people who have been able to tell a good story with their lives, and Roger Schoenecker is one of those people. Life is precious!

A Fallen Tree Content in the Woods, Duluth, Minnesota

I hope you enjoy some images of my walks through the woods. Virtual hugs!

Naples, Florida
Grand Canyon, Arizona
Split Rock Lighthouse, Lake Superior, Minnesota
A Tiny Crab Apple On the Floor of the Woods, Shoreview, Minnesota
Posies in Royal Park, London, England
The Black Forest, Germany

About Me: Life is precious, capture its beauty. I am lucky to have a loving family, and wonderful friends. Like everyone, I have good days and bad days, happy days and sad days, patient days and crabby days, beautiful days and ugly days, etc. I try to “hold the bright side up” as much as I can because it makes me feel better, and I think it helps others feel better too. I am so far from perfect, but I try to be kind and respectful. I truly believe that life is precious and that there are so many extraordinary ordinary people and moments in life. I want to share and celebrate the “extraordinary ordinary” through my writing and photography. Please check out my photos at Fine Art America Photography https://fineartamerica.com/profiles/35-laura-smith; at Adobe Stock at https://stock.adobe.com/contributor/207669601/Laura%20Jean%20Smith or at Shutterstock https://www.shutterstock.com/g/LauraJSmith. Perhaps you will find something you would like to have as your own?