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Taking it day by day trying to remember to breathe and taking cues from all of life's wonders that present themselves everyday. Finding comfort and peace in the little things and reminding myself to slow down again. It all gets done. It always does.

This past weekend wes a huge gift I gave not only to myself but to my daughter. I know I'll be reaping the rewards for a long long time.

The kinder I am to myself, the better off I am; my body relaxes and I can see things more clearly. There's so much beauty in keeping it simple. Sometimes I just lose sight of it.

What have you been reminded of lately? How is life looking in your world?

Reader Comments (21)

I love the lady bug, they are so simply beautiful....

I am posting for the first time - My Best Shot Monday photo...sure hope I'm doing this right!


April 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDigital-Grace

Family. And cookies. That's how I've been keeping grounded.

Great shot. My daughter (almost 3) can't get enough of it.

April 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAmy Jo

My writing mentor, shared this affirmation with me: "I have enough time in my day to get everything done that I need to do today. I go with the flow." (It works!) I love this photo. It almost looks surreal! I'm glad to be back here after a little hiatus. Here's my BSM:


April 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLeisa Hammett

Was frustrated this morning (had maor computer issues...always fun stuff) and then I found this quote that helped me get through it:

"slow down. calm down. don't worry. don't hurry. trust the process." It was my little reminder to trust the Universe.

April 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDawnS

Well I went to Las Vegas and when I came back I was embroiled in technical issues at work which made it hard to post any Las Vegas photos so I'm doing it slowly.

The Venetian

Thank you for asking Tracey!

April 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPuna

Keeping it simple is definitely the way to good and it's often when we do that we find comfort and joy in the little things.

April 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKathryn

The encouraging thing I see in your work is beautiful, almost pensivie shots, maybe as a result where you are? I think there is something of stillness and grace in them to be embraced. My garden is my place of renewal, and out of it flows today's BSM. http://tracywoodruffphotography.blogspot

April 26, 2010 | Unregistered Commentertracy

The encouraging thing I see in your work is beautiful, almost pensivie shots, maybe as a result where you are? I think there is something of stillness and grace in them to be embraced. My garden is my place of renewal, and out of it flows today's BSM. http://tracywoodruffphotography.blogspot.com/ I really love the title.

April 26, 2010 | Unregistered Commentertracy

This is absolutely the perfect message for me to see today...and a gorgeous shot to go along with it...

This week it's all about the Nursery Babies

April 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMaggie

Tracey-I can commiserate with this post! Things have been such a crazy whirlwind over here for so long...but I have learned to simplify and prioritize. I realize that if I don't take care of my needs, I really can't take care of my family. So now I make it a priority to relax, meditate, appreciate...Feed My soul. I feel calm, centered, focused. This is my BSM... I really love your pic-it is very calming and is another reminder to slow down and appreciate the beauty all around us:)

April 26, 2010 | Unregistered Commentersoraya nulliah

Absolutely gorgeous! Slowing and noticing a beauty like that...then capturing that moment in such a lovely way. I'm so glad you had such a weekend with your daughter - what a treasure.

I've been reminded that growth is possible only when strength & gentleness combine. If I push myself too hard I get burnt out and if I don't push hard enough I get complacent and just sleep too much. A little push, a little schedule, a little discipline, and a lotta love can go a long way. Thanks for providing a reason and place to share!

April 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLisa

Thanks for the reminder to slow down and smell the flowers.
It goes along with my own
Best Shot Monday

April 26, 2010 | Unregistered Commentercindi

I've been savoring each moment of a Spring long over due!


April 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLis

I love your photo - a sure sign of spring.
here is my first entry for BSM!

April 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBev Baird

i love this shot! it's so simple and perfect... as only nature can pull off.

i just want to say that i am having the best time at picture spring. you are amazing and the prompts that you have come up with are so creative and thought provoking. i've truly enjoyed this month and am really going to miss my morning emails! thanks so much!!! i feel like i've truly grown as a photographer this month ;)

April 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMindy

First off let me tell how beautiful this photo is andh ow much I love ladybugs ( they remind me of a wonderful friend that is no longer with us). Second, I love the questions, I looked to my "4 in July year old" for the answers.

April 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCara

Love the post! You are inspiring beyond words. I found comfort and peace in an Emergency Room (of all places) this weekend, and wrote about it on my blog today.

Thanks for the wonderful words in this post and helping me remember my blessings!

April 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLeanne

I'm having a horrible time watching my grandmother wither away and getting closer to dying each day. I was so overwhelmed by it all this weekend that I told my husband to call his brother and tell him to get his kids and we were all going to dinner together. I needed the family together and to be in the company of my hubby and kids and my bro-in-law and my nieces. No one can make me smile and laugh more then the kids and they did exactly that. It was my way of being kind to myself by allowing myself to enjoy those that matter to me the most. Today, I'm still reaping the rewards of that one dinner with family. ;)

April 26, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterchris

Gorgeous Photo! I just love the colors especially.

I'm finding it hard to just take it day by day because as a new Mom I feel pulled in so many different directions. Here"s my post for best shot Monday.


April 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBlue Moon Mama

after reading this and you last posts i just have to say.

daughters.....sigh....what would we do without them.

April 28, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterunderthebigbluesky

there is something to be said for taking things one step at a time...

May 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNicole

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