I believe that everything starts by paying attention. Life is imperfect and any magical light we can bring into our day is worthy of our gratitude. Laughter and love, joy and celebrations slip into our lives with ease but learning to cope with the deep pain life brings to us is also necessary. I do this best with my camera, chasing down light, zooming in and out and pairing it all with truth. 

I live in Western Washington with my husband of 40+ years, in the home where we raised our three sons. We share that home now with our sweet beagle named Basil. 

Thank you so much for stopping by. 


 ©Cathy Sly 2017 

thursday || week 46

day 322 || gratitude
i wake today and read these words: 

"The energy wasted in trying to quietly get others to behave in ways that will satisfy our needs remains a major source of anxiety and alienation. Rather than prevent us from being hurt, indirectness and dishonesty only heighten our isolation from what it means to be alive. "  ~ Mark Nepo

i think about these words all day, i even talk to him about them. i see how i so often try to get others to follow my desires by indirectly projecting them in a manner that moves things in a direction so that it appears that i am taking care of others. when what i really need to do is just speak my needs, without expectations or the need to have them follow. speaking my truth is something i have become very aware of lately, speaking up about my needs is worth practicing too. i am grateful for tiny bits of wisdom that help me grow. 

friday || week 47

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