Beautiful And Breathtaking
There are images in life that stop us from our tracks and takes our breath away. It can be a beautiful landscape, a calm blue sea, a love one who inspires us everyday or it can be a wonderful event that captivates our hearts and forever engrave in our memories.
Everyday, we see images like these. Perhaps this morning, you saw a breathtaking sunrise as you head for work or a sunset on your way home. Perhaps you caught yourself smiling as you looked at you family all happy, laughing , sharing the exciting events of the day over a delicious, festive dinner.
There are so many inspirations that takes our breath away and today, we have the chance to celebrate them again and again for as long as we want to. One day, we get to look back on the past through our posts. As we read them, we will remember the reasons for our spark, our smile and our drive for living.
Images That Took My Breath Away
1. My Family.
Sometimes I wake just feeling grateful for having them in my life. I am imperfect. I have many shortcomings but despite of that, God gave me the most precious of all treasures, my family. In everything, they stood by me. They followed me pursue my dreams. They help me pick up the pieces when those dreams shatter and breaks. They shared with me so many unforgettable adventures. They help me realize that life is beautiful no matter how tough times can be. They help me smile and find joy with a heart that is calm and at peace.
2. Nature And All Its Wonders.
From a picture perfect landscape to a serene sea, mother nature creates the most inspiring sceneries that takes our breath away. It can be our pets or the wild animals in their natural habitat, or the colorful flowers blooming in all its splendor on a sunny Summer day. All these images work in perfect harmony, creating spectacular visions and reasons to rejoice everyday.
3. Events That Made Me Happy.
I turned 40 last year, then obviously 41 this year. I think I’m too old for cakes and Birthday parties but somehow my wife and son made it so magical I can’t say “no.” On my 40th Birthday, my wife bought a Mango Cake and made some chocolate brownies. My son blew the candles with me, then he blew several more times until it was almost melted to the base. On my 41st Birthday, my friends and their families celebrated the day with me with pizza, pasta and lots of “loud and hilarious” laughter. Yes, this too took my breath away particularly when I blew the candle and made my wish.
4. Reuniting With Family I Have Not Seen For Years.
There is something powerful and moving when you get to see and hug in person the family you grew up with. The very family who shared their life with me for 31 years until I decided to leave and pursue my dreams. It’s been 4 years since I saw anyone of them. This year, I was blessed to go home with my wife and son, and that too, took my breath away the moment I saw them all waiting for me at my parent’s house. It felt like I never left and I can never describe the joy I felt. Even my son looked so happy seeing how many cousins he has. For the first time, he felt the amazing world of having a big family.
There are so many images where time seems to stand still. Times when we gasp as if lost for breath as we marvel at the beautiful image, event or moment before our eyes. What took your breath away in the past? I bet it’s beautiful!
Thank you once again for sharing your day with me. May this post inspire you to embrace and see the beautiful images around you. May you capture these images not only with your camera but with your heart.
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All images taken from an iPhone 4 camera using Camera + App. My friends, have fun discovering and creating the most beautiful images everyday. They are a part of the unforgettable memories you make in this lifetime.
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