The decision began as a small thought. It niggled and nagged in her brain until it became an impulse and then a resolution. Once it was deeply rooted with intention it became an action. The action made it a beginning, and the beginning was brilliant. The beginning allowed for all things, it welcomed challenges, adversity, opportunity. It said no to nothing except failure or inaction. It was pure and strong. It was empowering and exciting. It was as invigorating as a chilly fresh breeze that breathes new life into the air of a closed up room on a winter’s day.
There was one step and then another. One rock was laid down to support the next. One line was drawn to lead to another and another and another. The brilliance in the beginning is the start of a journey that can lead us to places determined by our strength and dreams. And that is marvelous!
Today is a day of beginnings, as it is traditionally on every New Year’s Day. Things are fresh and new and I find myself giggling with happiness at the richness and charm of my world with all its possibilities. I have willed myself to see things with fresh eyes and I am now mindful of the many gifts that surround me. I am hopeful and willing to take meaningful steps on the next leg of my journey.
I wonder what lies on the other side of the hill, or around the bend, and I can’t wait to find out!
In a few days we may recognize that once again, our resolve has weakened as the shiny brilliance of the new year begins to wear off. But I shall not despair. The brilliance is still there, in the beginning, and we can go back to that blissful, full of possibility state at any time, with just a pinch of hope, a cheerful skip and a trick of the mind.
Weeds have shown me to go on, no matter what. They have shown me how they fight and thrive. They have taught me to cherish every drop of rain and every ray of sunshine. Happy New Year to all weed lovers out there! May your year be one of brilliant beginnings!
Please come back tomorrow for a new “Weed Image of the Day” and let me know which ones you like.
We and our weeds are so much more than what we first appear to be.
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3 Replies to “A Brilliant Beginning”
This post I think fits in nicely with the topic for January, a challenge posted at Print Sense Photography… http://printsensephotography.com/2014/01/01/px3-monthly-challenge-january-topic-beginnings/#comment-2523
It is a perfect fit! Lovely photos and words. Wishing a glorious New Year!
Thank you so much! Happy New Year to you as well.