Welcome to the current series of Posts from Your Archives… and I will be picking two posts from the blogs of those participating from the first six months of 2020. If you don’t mind me rifling through your archives… just let me know in the comments or you can find out the full scope: Posts from Your Archives – Pot Luck – 2020
This is the first post from Erica or Erika of Behind The Scenery Photo and in this post she shares three elements that have helped sustain her during the lock down.
I Give Credit to the Tulips, the Woods, the Words by Erica/Erika
The Tulips In My Back Yard
My husband and I still like each other.
We have had a lot of togetherness. A lot of uncertainty. A roller coaster of emotions.
Tulips take my husband outside. He tends the garden. The brown, rich earth is his medium. He disappears in the beauty of creation. He returns with a smile.
Tulips allow us some separation and space.
The garden helps us stay friends and our marriage stay healthy.
I give credit to the Tulips in our back yard. A sign of Spring. A sign of Renewal. A sign of Hope.
My Neck Of The Woods
We are allowed to go for walks in our neighbourhood. We are encouraged to exercise.
I am very grateful. I am aware many people on our planet do not have this privilege.
We have access to a forest and farms nearby.
We move one foot in front of the other. We are aware how time marches on.
Today’s present moment is more important than the past or the future.
I give credit to the Woods. Tranquil moments in nature replenish my soul.
Trail in woods April 2020 Same trail May 2020
I have many words that enter my life every day.
Words entertain me. They teach me.
Words comfort me. They sustain me.
The words seep into my pores.
I give credit to the Words. Words forever change me.
Grateful For My Life
Today I am healthy. I live in a tranquil, beautiful part of the world.
Today’s present moment is all I truly have.
I give credit to the Tulips, the Woods, and especially the Words.
What do you do to stay mentally and physically healthy?
I am an eternal optimist and a grateful Human Being.
I have been living on the beautiful West Coast of British Columbia with my husband for the past 28 years. I am thankful our two daughters and their families live close by.
My career was in health care as a Dental Hygienist for over 25 years.
I am surrounded by people who inspire me on a daily basis. I love the concept of sharing new perspectives with each other and learning from each other.
I am always observing and paying attention, especially to the lessons that begin in whispers, lessons that get louder and louder.
I love taking pictures and I am often surprised by the hidden gems I missed the first time around. I chose the name Behind The Scenery Photo because there is always a story behind every photo. I am passionate about health, wellness and mindfulness. I am a work in progress, constantly learning, evolving, recreating.
Why the Names Erica/Erika?
A question I am often asked is why the two names? The answer is found in this link. I also learned a great deal from the Comments. Erica or Erika? Which Name Should I Keep?
Thank you for dropping by and Erica/Erika would love your feedback.. thanks Sally.