I was quite taken by the song behind the challenge; I have loved watching the Sound of Music since seeing it on the big screen at the cinemas as a girl, I still have it on my iPhone play list and sing along (badly) when I am in the car alone.
There are so many things I could list here; my children, grandchildren and extended family obviously, friends, my photos and capturing those moments over the years and being able to look back, my scrapbooking tools, paper, equipment, embellishments, my jewellery pieces that hold meaning and some household items that hold special memories. I decided though that I wanted to have a full day at home so had to use a photo from my stash and not go out and print something new.
This page holds one of my favourite things to do, places to go, times of day and affirmations all in one photo on one page; the lake near my home. The lake was just a muddy hole for the first 25 years of our living here; it was used as a bit of a dumping ground and some unsavoury activities and was to be avoided by law abiding citizens. An extension to a local highway was built nearby and things began to change. The lake was dug and widened and turned into a world class rowing facility with plenty of public access and space and a small village at one end. A walk and cycling trail was built around the circumference and all were opened to the public.
Our family held our first picnic there just days before our eldest son was taken from us in an accident. This is where I go to reflect and remember, to find peace but also to enjoy the surroundings. We now walk, ride and canoe here regularly. I find being near water restful and calming, I find sunrise and sunset awe inspiring and feel as though my son is showing me the beauty of where he waits for me. I began using the affirmation 'something good will happen today' when I struggled after losing my beautiful boy.
Thank you for looking and any comments you may leave, best wishes.