This photo was taken in Key Largo, Florida in January of 2014. Only two days until I return to the Keys and enjoy this view during breakfast again!
“What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
There was a man who made living selling balloons at a fair. He had all colors of balloons Including red, yellow, green. Whenever business was slow, he would release a helium filled balloons into the air and when the children saw it go up, they all wanted to buy one. They would come up to him, buy a balloon and his sales would go up again. He continues this process all day.
One day, he felt something tugging his jacket. He turned around and saw a little boy who asked,” If you release a black balloon, would that also fly?” Moved by the boy’s concern, the man replied with empathy.” Son, it is not the Color of the balloon, it is what inside that makes it go up.”
The same thing applies to our lives. It is what is inside that counts. The thing inside…
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It’s 81 degrees with beautiful blue skies. I should be walking the dogs right now along White Rock Lake. But try as I may, my dear friend Gretsch won’t let me leave the Lanais without spending a little quality time together. And I do believe Salem, who is catching some shade under the chair, agrees.