one way

centrostoricosensounicoWM

Mesagne, Puglia

I love the one way signs in Italy. Senso Unico A blue background with white arrow and bold letters. Simple and succinct.

It makes me think about how while driving it makes perfect sense to have certain roads be one way, but in life it’s rare to find just one way to go about things. There’s a great quote by Friedrich Nietzsche: “You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.”

Something to think about as we go about our days and lives. Sometimes quick to think about the words and actions of others, how those words and actions might impact our lives and why we let them impact them or choose to not be touched by them.

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focus

sunflowerfieldWM

Abruzzo, Italy

I’m reminded of where my focus ought to be when I see a sunflower. In their perfect condition, when they bloom and flourish, sunflowers turn their bright petals towards the sun, towards the light. They stand tall almost with a strong posture and gaze. No, they don’t gaze, they focus. They focus in the direction of the sun, gaining their strength from its energy.

Just like a sunflower, I am reminded of my own stance. My stance I take upon waking in the morning, on facing my day and how I will focus the energy I receive. What will I do with it? Will I curl up and wither away? Or will I stand tall, strong in my purpose and provide whatever light I have within me to shine out?