Thursday, December 17, 2015

Random - (Life Lately)

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Walking around town and seeing all the festive decorations is helping to allow my heart to feel calm and happy.

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I don’t think any other flower dries as nicely as roses do.
When roses begin to die they dry so wonderfully and often I choose to let them be and refuse to switch them out for newer roses.

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My girlfriend gave me this awesome coffee mug (along with all the goodies in the picture) for Christmas and I’m pretty obsessed. It also came with chalk but who knows if I'll ever feel the need to write on it but of course keeping the chalk just in case ...

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I have yet to share our Christmas décor on the blog but this ornament makes me smile every time I see it.

Colleen just knows me so well because she picked up this camera ornament. Photography has become such a big part of my life and seeing this ornament reminds me that I found something in this life that I absolutely love doing. I know that I don’t do it professionally but it is my most favorite hobby and I hope that I continue to love it as much as I do.

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Usually, I don't like taking pictures except if it's for family (very close friends) or at an event because I always take pictures. Being asked to take pictures and knowing that others will see it and ask who took it feels strange. I know, I know. You would think I would be OK since I blog my pictures all the time. It's just this weird thing but I must admit that I felt so much more at ease than I thought I would. But then again, these smiles. It probably wouldn't have taken much but the smiles.

As this year comes to an end, I’ve been thinking a lot and unfortunately it has me feeling a little anxious. 2015 has been the hardest year of my life so lately I’ve been thinking about 2016 and almost nervous about what it will bring. I’ve been trying to only put positive thoughts out there but I’m not doing too well controlling my thoughts. I guess the unexpected is always to be expected and the only control I have is not having any control. As 2015 ends, I hope that 2016 brings unexpected peace. I need that most of all.

7 comments:

Desiree Macke said...

The decor around you town is beautiful! The building with all the wreaths? Gorgeous.

Lifting prayers that you may find all the peace and comfort in 2016.

Law_Fal said...

I feel the exact same way. I'm so anxious to wash away the stains 2015 have left on my spirit, yet the anticipation of what's to come slightly has me freaked out as well. Regardless I know it has to be better than 2015! That I'm looking forward to.

Cece said...

That is the cutest ornament!! Wishing you a better 2016.

Pegster said...

That ornament is so fitting and you take amazing pics.

Cheers to a better 2016

Emily Gilbert said...

I haven't felt excited about New Year prospects in a very long time. I'm always a little anxious myself. (when am I not?) Deep breaths and carry on.

I adore your camera ornament <3 & coffee mug (and all the pictures). So these people you took pictures of, were they strangers? or people you actually know?

Ashley R said...

I really hope that it brings you peace too!! These photos are so lovely, Faith.

Joy B. E. said...

The pictures are beautiful and I am not surprised that someone would ask you to take pictures of their family. You have a "good eye" for it.

I know 2015 has been a tough year for you. I am praying that 2016 brings you bountiful blessings!

Merry Christmas Faith!