Winter in Hollywood (Florida)
It’s very good today to be in a warm apartment and to dream about Hollywood (Florida).
Everything is bright in the future!
Just look at the picture below.
Would you like one of the houses on it with a pool and palms?
Do you like speed?
Use any of the boats..
Please also remember that a beach is waiting for you.
Now close your eyes and dream.
You can add whatever else you want to the dream.
It’s all yours, nobody can take it from you!
Today I am 82.
I am grateful to God for my life (with many ups and downs), my dear wife (my love and best friend for 56 years), our children and grandchildren, our friends!
I enjoy beauty of nature, meeting people, reading, watching movies, playing chess, walking, taking pictures and many other things.
I am happy!
Life is wonderful!
I love to walk in the water along a beach during sunsets.
When I noticed this guy he was at a long distance from me. I was able to shoot only two photos below.
Do these pictures tell you anything?
How would you describe (title) them?
One with nature?
Please let me know.
Below is one of my favorite poems by Sergei Yesenin. He wrote it when he was 25 years old.
I am 80 years old now and I feel that I am still young. My views changed drastically since I read this poem first time and now I doubt that “I will not be young again”.
I do not regret, and I do not shed tears,
All, like haze off apple-trees, must pass.
Turning gold, I’m fading, it appears,
I will not be young again, alas.
Having got to know the touch of coolness
I will not feel, as before, so good.
And the land of birch trees, – oh my goodness!-
Cannot make me wander barefoot.
Vagrant’s spirit! You do not so often
Stir the fire of my lips these days.
Oh my freshness, that begins to soften!
Oh my lost emotions, vehement gaze!
Presently I do not feel a yearning,
Oh, my life! Have I been sleeping fast?
Well, it feels like early in the morning
On a rosy horse I’ve galloped past.
We are all to perish, hoping for some favour,
Golden leaves flow down turning grey.
May you be redeemed and blessed for ever,
You who came to bloom and pass away…
Many people love quotes. They find them inspiring, full of right thoughts and feelings.
There is only one problem with quotes: all of them are subjective and many of them are contradictory.
I went to Google to find a quote about passing time. Sure, there were many of them. However, I found two of them especially interesting for myself.
Here is the first one:
Our life is made up of time. Our days are measured in hours, our pay measured by those hours, our knowledge is measured by years. […] And yet time eventually runs out and you wonder in your heart of hearts if those seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, years and decades were being spent the best way they possibly could.
― Cecelia Ahern
We can’t argue with the first two sentences. However, I don’t believe that at the end of my life I will wonder if it spent the best way. In my opinion, nobody knows at any point in life what the best way is. We are guessing, we are experimenting and this is an important part of life.
Here is another quote:
Time does not pass, it continues. — Marty Rubin
This short quote is very close to my mind and my heart. For me it means that people should always think about personal growth and improvement and do whatever necessary at any age.
Nothing is too late!
Life is beautiful! Enjoy every minute!
Today is a wonderful sunny morning in Hollywood (Florida) but the temperature is only 55 F. However, it is not my problem.
I need your help in choosing my way.
Please take a look below and let me know your suggestions.
I received an email with a post of Michael Frye. I follow his blog with great pleasure from the moment I discovered it.
Please click HERE and you’ll understand why I wanted to share this post and his work with you.
I have to confess that I have never made New Year’s resolutions.
For many years it was simply necessary to survive.
When problems or needs arose I tried to do my best to solve problems or satisfy needs. There was no time for procrastination, for doubting what was possible.
It’s impossible always to be a winner, but doing your best actually makes you a winner. And it is always possible to adjust needs and to see if your problems are real.
2015 is coming.
What am I going to do?
To enjoy life, love, friendship, creativity, beauty!
The Sun will be rising again tomorrow, the Earth will be beautiful, all oceans will be in their usual places.
We live in the wonderful world!
I need to remember to pursue happiness!
I need to remember to be active and creative!
I need to remember to love, to value, to enjoy!
When I start a sentence I need to remember to finish it.
By the way, this is why all sentences here are short.
Luckily, I do remember that a New Year is coming soon!
I hope that it will be a good year, that it will bring health, peace and happiness.
I do remember to thank God for every minute of my life!
When they met in the Carriage House first time he was two times her age.
They were attracted to each other from the first sight.
Each summer they meet in the Carriage House and spend all days (but not nights) together.
They eat together, they go everywhere together and they enjoy every moment together.
And recently they started horsing around together.
They are together during ten summers and there is no end to this wonderful attraction.
She is now 11 years old.
For some of you December already started, for me November is winding down.
Anyway, this is the time of the year that is very good for meditation and appreciation.
Appreciation is the most important step to happiness.
Unfortunately, many people don’t appreciate life and their positions in it.
Very often it caused by the fact that their expectations were not realistic. Often it is because they never compared what they had with what other people had.
I also believe that only people who had great difficulties in life and suffered a lot can appreciate how wonderful life is.
Below are two beautiful photos. The first one reminds me that life might be calm at the moment and then a storm can come and change everything. The conclusion is simple: enjoy every minute and be ready for difficulties.
The second one just captures beauty. I also remember how wonderful it is in the warm house with a family to look at falling snow.
Both photos tell me: “Appreciate life, appreciate beauty!”