Monday, December 09, 2013

Delight in the Little Things in Life & Photos of Myself

Hello everyone!  A very warm welcome to you all!  The video I have selected for this post is absolutely delightful!  It is a 3 minute clip of a baby elephant seeing the ocean for the very first time!  The joy this elephant expresses just says it all! Enjoy!  :)

I chose this video because this baby elephant is delighting in something beautiful and small.  Oftentimes we deal with so many difficulties and stress in life that we forget to delight in the little things that can bring us so much joy!  I truly hope that this post will bring you a sense of joy and delight.

I am sharing a couple of photos of myself...the first one was taken in my grade 1 class in elementary school.  The second was taken when I visited a lovely church in Vermont when i was in my early 30's.  I had a perm then...my hair is not naturally curly, although it has a small natural wave, I guess. You just need to click on the images to see a larger view...although you won't see a very large view of the first one, as it was clipped from a classroom photo.


Perhaps many of you have wondered why I don't share photos of myself.  To be honest, I am not photogenic, and I am what you might call "camera shy".  :)

Thank you all so much for visiting me here!  I always appreciate and enjoy reading your kind thoughts, which you are always welcome to share.

40 comments:

  1. Nie sądziłam, że słoń może mieć tyle radości z kąpieli w morzu i ja zresztą też, patrząc na niego. Miło popatrzeć na koleżankę blogową, gdy była trochę młodsza. Pozdrawiam.
    I did not think that the elephant could have so much fun swimming in the sea and I, moreover, too, looking at him. Nice to look at blogging friend when she was a little younger. Yours.

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  2. That's exactly why I do not put photos of myself on my blog. I've gotten a lot of flack for it...especially one blogger. But I'm not about to start. I have done it within a group that I couldn't get out of doing but that's about it. I am very ugly in photos. Yuck! :))

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  3. Linda, you are so photogenic, both are lovely, your smile, love the curls too. Baby elephant, what fun, and we should all look for small things, to delight us every day .Today, mine is the smell of pine wood that has been split, drying ready for next winter's fires!!! Fond greetings, Jean.

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  4. Linda thanks so much for sharing ~ I think you are quite photogenic , and such a beautiful person inside and out from what I have gotten from your blog !
    Lovely !

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  5. Your 30's photo reminds me of myself in the 80's. I had a huge permed 'do. I'm sure you are quite photogenic - but as a photographer myself, I find myself always behind the camera instead of in front of it! :)

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  6. ❀ ❀ ❀
    Thank you Linda ... I think that you are so photogenic !

    And so funny the baby elephant !!! :o) :o)

    Have a nice day.
    Greetings !!!
    ❀ ❀ ❀

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  7. It is good to be back in blog land...I have missed your posts and videos. To bad your camera shy...you are very pretty and what a cutie you were as a little girl...you have a great smile. I am camera shy also. LOL

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  8. Love the pictures (and the video!) =)

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  9. I wonder how they convinced the young fellow to come out and go home. What pleasure.

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  10. The elephant video was fun. But I most enjoyed seeing your pictures. You surely do look photogenic to me. That second image shows a beautiful young woman, with a lovely smile.

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  11. I think many of us feel that way. We are our own worst critics.

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  12. Linda, you certainly are photogenic, I say! You're so pretty! You were such a cute little girl. I love these photos. Thank you for sharing!

    That is such a sweet elephant. You really can see the way she is enjoying herself. :-)

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  13. i love your smile in both photos, linda. i honestly feel you radiate both inner and outer beauty in both pictures, and thanks for sharing them with us! (as well as the joyous video of the cute baby elephant and the reminder to take delight in the good things that come out way, both big and small!) :D

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  14. That lovely smile stayed the same over the years....but I do sympathise about having a photograph taken - I hate it.

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  15. I also find that you are so photogenic!

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  16. I used to be camera shy, but I don't mind it anymore

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  17. You are photogenic to me! You are just too cute in the first picture, and you are very pretty in the second picture. You look a bit like the famous T.V. English chef, Nigella Lawson.

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  18. Ha ha - that elephant was having as much fun as a child playing in the waves; awesome video.

    You have an infectious smile, Linda - in both photos, and I'm sure still today. But I'm with you on which side of the lens I'd rather be ;>)

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  19. I also find that you photogenic! And such a lovely smile.

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  20. Comme c'est triste tous ces éléphants qui n'ont jamais vu la mer !

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  21. I love seeing early childhood photos, when looking at mine they rivet me backwards to a time of perfection, if there was ever a time of perfection I probably have created it but still..... And you are so photogenic-my first perm in my 30's had me looking like Jimmy Hendrix, yours was perfect.

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  22. May I say - You are a very beautiful lady and you have a very good pose.
    I am the same also with not liking MY pic Taken lol, rather be behind the camera.
    MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR
    My Friend

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  23. That elephant looks like he's experiencing pure joy!! So happy ;)

    And I love the pics you shared. Your hair is beautiful! And you are very photogenic!

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  24. Well if you not photogenic I hate to think what that makes me cause I'm a lot less....

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  25. Bonita sonrisa en ambas fotografías. Sí es usted fotogénica. Un arazo,

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  26. merci Linda pour ce sourire, les photos font plaisir.

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  27. That video is truly enjoyable! I remember seeing the ocean for the first time and being utterly thrilled. I think your personal photos are very nice!

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  28. I love your photos. You look like a nice, kind, gentle person, just the sort of person I know you are!

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  29. I think you should step in front of the camera more often! :)

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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  30. My dear Linda, what a lovely young lady !
    Lie(f)s.

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  31. Dear Linda - such a beautiful lady you are - you should never be camera shy. Thanks so much for sharing. You are so right about not taking the simple things for granted and losing our joy. Have a great day.

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  32. Rozumiem Ciebie, sam również nie jestem fotogeniczny :)

    Pozdrawiam serdecznie

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  33. Linda, it is so nice to 'meet' you! You have a wonderful smile!! And thanks for sharing this with us. Yes, the simple things in life are the best!!

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  34. Love your smile. I think you're more photogenic than you think you are.

    Thanks for sharing this link with me.

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  35. Nice to meet you, Linda ... smiles ... you look like your dad ... smiles ...

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  36. I don't know why you say you're not photogenic. I think you're a beautiful lady with a radiant smile. :)

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  37. I totally agree with Halcyon...you really ARE photogenic.
    And you are so beautiful! :))
    xoxoxo

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  38. You are lovely, Linda!

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  39. well you look photogenic to me- such a nice photo of u in your 30's

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