Let's Celebrate Life!

"Each day, awakening, are we asked to paint the sky blue?

Need we coax the sun to rise

or flowers to bloom?

Need we teach birds to sing,

or children to laugh,

or lovers to kiss?

No, though we think the world imperfect, it surrounds us each day with its perfections. We are asked only to appreciate them, and to show appreciation by living in peaceful harmony amidst them. The Creator does not ask that we create a perfect world;

He asks that we celebrate it."

This is going to be my birthday and anniversary month special. My sincere apologies for not being able to blog hop often.

Thank you very much for your inspiring comments and incessant support.


  1. love the jumping pic, very nice thoughts.

  2. Very best wishes to you, on these special days.

  3. "He asks that we celebrate it."
    -very beautiful words Che, indeed, we should celebrate life each day, it is wonderful. may you have a wonderful birthday month Che, and love the presentation of your thoughts and of your pictures here, so wonderfully done, not just simply a showcase of picture, but putting much meaning into each of them is really wonderful, a wonderful way of celebrating life. keep on jumping :)

  4. indeed Cher, it's a wonderful life! :) wishing you only the best on your natal day and each day...

    beautiful pictures Cher and thoughts

  5. ..and I love to celebrate life!! Thanks so much for the inspiration. I will miss you!

  6. Have a wonderful break, Cher! And enjoy your birthday and anniversary too..

  7. This is one of the most inspirational posts I've seen in a long time. Your words and photos touched my heart. Have a beautiful birthday and anniversary.

  8. We have to set our priorities, and may you enjoy your blog break.

    My best of the best wishes for your birthday and anniversary!

    Take care.

    P.S. I hope you will continue taking photographs and share them with us when time permits.

  9. Love the photo on the beach. Enjoy your leave, and we'll be here when you return.

  10. gorgeous random shots, i like the black and white the best.

  11. Sheer poetry in your photos, Cher, as well as in your inspirational words. Good reminder to all of us. I will look forward to your return to blogging and to seeing more of your amazing work. Enjoy your break.

  12. So true. Life is good, isn't it. We only take for granted the simple things because we are too preoccupied with our dreams.

    Happy Anniversary and Happy Birthday... stay happy.

  13. hi twinzy! i am so late here! loving everything...celebrating life with you! i love yah!

  14. i have to add, that jumping photo sent me jumping months ago after surgery...thank you so much....life has never been the same again after meeting you, all the best for you, Mond and Kyla...i am a fan, always will be...