At the centre of your being you have the answer, you know who you are and you know what you want ~ Lao Tzu

Saturday, June 22

Focus on Life - Week 25


We're almost halfway through our 52 photos for the year - how did that happen?

This week's prompt was 'You Are...'

We're to fill the blank with 'the positive reinforcement YOU deserve'.

So I guess the prompt is really 'I am....'

And my immediate thought is

I AM BLESSED

I am alive.
I have all my 5 senses.
I can operate the computer and join in with all these fun prompts.

Things that 6 years ago were touch and go as I laid in hospital, without speech, paralyzed down all the right side of my body, and at this time in 2007, fighting for breath as I'd developed a blood clot in my right lung - 6 weeks after the main stroke hit.

So I give two pictures to communicate how blessed I am - one taken yesterday of a potted sunflower I just couldn't resist buying last weekend, and one from 10 years ago - a favourite of my beloved kids...
Enjoy!!


Now I'm hopping over to Sally's Studio Sublime to see how you lovely people have filled in the blank...

Till next week xxx




17 comments:

Lynn Holland said...

YOU ARE ....... A lovely person.
Lynn xx

Diana Taylor said...

A wonderful blog post - you truly are blessed.

Beti Horvath said...

Lovely reflection on your strength and perseverance!

Adrienne said...

Amen to that!

Alice said...

Not only are you blessed, but you are strong enough to get through these difficult times. I love your beautiful photos!

Becky Pancake said...

Claire your post this week is wonderful. It's great that you feel blessed. You have come so far in 6 years that you should be an inspiration to all of us. My husband had a stroke in July of 2009. I got to see first hand what happens when you stop trying to get better. Kudos to you for all your hard work.

Annette said...

You are also inspiring! You've been through a lot but you don't give up!

Marlene Cupo said...

You have been fighting the good fight and so happy for you that progress has been made. Enjoy those blessings.

Islandgirl said...

Both your sunflower and your kids look very cheerful!

Vicki Sheehan said...

You are very inspiring : )

Shel said...

You are truly blessed and I feel blessed getting to know you through this photography challenge this year,....love the pics, they are just super!

Alicia said...

You are - and most of us are truly blessed, we just forget it sometimes.
Love your pictures - they are the perfect capture of blessings!

CraftyHope said...

Perfect! You make me feel blessed as well. Thank you for that!

Patty Woodland said...

How very true.

Emakaye said...

Beautiful! I am so glad you feel blessed and are doing well. I too had a stroke in my not so distance past and it is very frightening.
~Ema
http://www.emakdesigns.com/blog

Mary K. McGraw said...

Great pictures. And yes, you are truly blessed.

glassbead, isinglass design said...

So very glad you came out the other side of that feeling blessed. I know your children are happy about that too!