If you have read any of my more recent blog posts, especially since moving to Perthshire you may have noticed I am definitely a glass half full kinda person. I am not sure why. Maybe I feel lucky for the things I do have, the people I have in my life and the opportunities I have been given. That is not to say I have had opportunities land on my lap and that everything has been all rainbows and butterflies for me but I am very aware that there are people worse off than me. So, is your glass half full or half empty?
My time spent in Glasgow as a Clydesider in 2014 was funded entirely by me. Which meant I had to work hard and save extra pennies for flights and accommodation and take time from away my business too. But what I got back from that were some amazing experiences, I met some fabulous people and became a part of the Commonwealth Games legacy. I know how cheesy that sounds but it is true.
This time also helped to cement Scotland with a place in my heart. Here I am little over a year later actually LIVING in this beautiful country.
We have now been here for six weeks and every single day I have smiled about something. It is usually something quite small but the other day whilst popping out to the nearest post box after the rain something beautiful happened. A vibrant full rainbow across the fields. This made me smile until I realised that I didn’t even have my phone with me to use the camera but some how it didn’t actually matter, I had seen it with my own eyes.
I am conscious that I sound like some crazy person who only see’s things through rose tinted glasses but it’s not like that at all. Maybe it is photography that makes me see things differently? Maybe I would like to teach the world to sing in perfect harmony? I just think that it takes more effort to pick fault with everyone and every thing. Oh and don’t even get me started on frown lines. I definitely don’t want those. Laughter lines only please.
I am still building on my list of places to visit, restaurants to eat in, mountains to walk (and obviously photograph) and I am sure my glass will just continue to be half full but what about you. Is your glass half full or half empty?
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