Weekly Photo Challenge: Inspiring Optimism

Scotland blur

I recently ordered a canvas print of this photo for my bedroom so it’s now one of the first and last things I see every day (after kitty noses of course). To many people, this would’ve been a photo set for the delete button, but I just couldn’t do it. I see this scene and I remember exactly where I was, what I was wearing, how cold and clear the weather was, and how I felt in that moment – alive, content, happy, and optimistic. It reminds me that I have so much to look forward to, particularly returning to my favorite place (hopefully permanently!) for even more positive memories. (smile)

This week’s photo challenge is “optimistic.”

Happy weekend everyone!!

12 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Inspiring Optimism

  1. I’m so glad you kept the photo because it makes you happy when you look at it. So often we surround ourselves with stuff we keep because we think we should (someone gave it to us, it matches the couch, whatever). One of my goals for this year is to enlarge some of my photos that put a smile on my face and get them on the wall. Thanks for the inspiration.


    • Thank you so much for your kinds words! πŸ™‚ I’m so happy to be able to provide a little inspiration. The last time I moved I did that very thing and found it made me incredibly happy. Having your own photos up is a great reminder of the adventures and people but there’s also something really satisfying about seeing something you created hanging on the wall.


  2. What a great choice for the optimism theme! Regardless of what others might think, about the delete button, it really represents a lot of emotions to you, and that’s the important part.


    • Thank you! You truly just never know how a photo can affect you or how that affect may change over time – and this one is the perfect example. I used to be one of the “deleters” but no more (unless it’s just a terribly unflattering shot…there’s always an exception!) πŸ™‚


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  4. I’m glad you didn’t delete it. For someone living in a hot climate (Brisbane, Australia), and who also spent 10 years in the USA living in a similar climate as what this photo points to, I can well remember the optimism and hope for the warm sun to arrive. You truly have hit the nail on the head for this photo challenge. πŸ™‚


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