There are some people in life that make you laugh a little louder,
smile a little bigger and live just a little better.
It's a typical Sunday morning - I'm up early, Sheila's still asleep and Molly the Wonder Dog is curled up at my feet. My home office is quiet, although I can't help but smile over how noisy the Hasselblad clock, after twenty years is still so loud. This is just a sidebar - it's the one complaint we always heard, and I don't understand why the Swedes never came up with a quieter mechanism.
As I looked around my office this morning and then into some of the most fun posts I've ever shared this past week, it occurred to me that EVERYTHING in my office, my career and for that matter, my life is all about relationships. I pulled three images from posts this week - each one is connected to the topic.
Even the noise of the Hasselblad clock brings us back to a relationship with a company and people I admired for so many years. And the image I grabbed just to have some fun and include it here was captured with a LUMIX FZ300 and brings me full circle to all my Luminary friends and the team at Panasonic.
So here's my point this morning. Take a few minutes and think about everything in your life. Think about your career to date. Think about the gear you use, the pictures on the wall in your home, office or just sitting on your desk. Look at those messages/reminders on post-it notes and your calendar. Think about family or friends you're likely to talk to or spend part of the day with today.
Everything comes down to relationships. Whether they're big friendships or just small acquaintances just getting started, our world survives on those people, and sometimes critters, who have come into our life. It's not an earth-shaking epiphany this morning, but the exercise of just looking around my office did set the stage.
When Sheila and I moved last December we set out to make the new address more than just a house - we wanted to make it a home. We laugh because everything in the house has a story behind it, a memory and a relationship to another chapter in our lives, either individually or as a couple. And, with each story is another relationship.
Wishing all of you a beautiful Sunday and a day filled with time to enjoy and appreciate the relationships in your life that keep you smiling, laughing and living life just a little better! Go for those long hugs and appreciate their therapeutic value. Find the time to just feel the "wow" in the reflection of the choices you've made and the people who have come into your life who actually matter.
Check out "Why?" one of the most popular features on the SCU Blog. It's a very simple concept - one image, one artist and one short sound bite. Each artist shares what makes the image one of their most favorite. We're over 100 artists featured since the project started. Click on the link above and you can scroll through all of the episodes to date.