Tuesday, February 15, 2011

30 Days of Photos: 16

Day 16 - A picture of someone who inspires you.

This is Elly, our goddaughter.  Her mama and I were recently watching her play and realized that she is at the perfect age right now.  She has no fears in life.  Nothing has yet made her feel afraid of the dark or the boogey man.  She's not afraid of what other people think of her.  She's free to be the person she is.  Totally free.  Totally authentic and true to who she is meant to be.

It's kind of magical.  And it makes me want to let go of those silly fears that creep up on us as we grow into adults...  She makes me want to be silly, dance in the kitchen, play kickball in the living room, fingerpaint with all one color and "ooo" and "aaah" at the feeling of the goo between my fingers...  She makes me want to go back to a time of no fears...  A time of being free. 

Elly inspires me.

Things I am thankful for today:

1.  Alarms.
2.  Laughter with my boss.
3.  Prayer.
4.  A fuzzy poodle.
5.  Melting snow.
6.  Splashing in puddles.
7.  Discussions about the future.
8.  The dog got a bath - and smells so much better!
9.  The hubby doing our taxes.
10.  Grace.


Beth said...

Will Mike do mine too? Ugh! I am putting it off and shouldn't...too complicated right now! Sigh!

Emily said...

Elly inspired me, too. :)

Emily said...

I meant that she inspireS me. Every day. Not just one time and then that was all. Stupid past tense.

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