Thursday

Happiness Is To Be Found Along the Way


Happiness is to be found along the way, not at the end of the road, for then the journey is over and it is too late. Today, this hour, this minute is the day, the hour, the minute for each of us to sense the fact that life is good, with all of its trials and troubles, and perhaps more interesting because of them.
- Robert R. Updegraff

Benches are one of my favorite subjects. To some, an empty bench looks lonely - but to me - an empty bench looks inviting - just the spot for a short rest along my journey, and the perfect place to stop and breathe deeply of nature.

27 comments:

FP said...

Very interesting, well-organized blog to which I want to go back there and back.

Best wishes
Jonas

http://likusiosdienos.blogspot.com/

Chris said...

I love the citation as well as the picture which quite relaxing! Well Done!

CARLA JARNHILDE said...

Beautiful beautiful and beautiful!! Your photos expresses such love for life!
Best regards
Carla

Dawn said...

Love that capture!
I so want to sit on that bench and read my favorite book.
Or just sit.

Thank you for sharing this!
Have a wonderful restful day!

PoetessWug said...

I feel the same as you do about the benches!! In fact one of my favorite photographs on Etsy is of a bench! {Raceytay} I don't find them lonely at all. In fact, I think of them as great places to rest and think!...And write! :-)

Catherine said...

That bench looks very inviting to me as well. A very good place to stop and sit with a friend and have a chat while the warm fall wind makes the leaves dance. Oh yes ~ very nice Kerri!

Happy Thursday!
xo Catherine

Jayne said...

Seeing a bench always makes me happy too Kerri. They are so inviting and one always wonders what the view would be sitting there.

CinLynn Boutique said...

I'm with you!! I think benches look inviting! I love that photo! It's so peaceful...a place I'd like to go to! Thanks for sharing it!

Blu said...

Empty benches have stories to tell, I like to imagine what the stories might be about.

the wild magnolia said...

Your blog is a portion of my sacred space. I visit for daily inspiration in nature and word.

Stunning photograph, warm of autumn, and inviting for the bench has saved a place for us.

Thank you.

MaggieGem said...

I agree, benches are an invitation to sit and relax... take in the view and enjoy!

Great shot and quote!

Ruth said...

Thanks,Kerri for that quote.I need to be reminded that I can have happiness in spite of my circumstances.God ids good.
Blessings,Ruth

dAwN said...

Ahh..think i will sit here for a bit!

Elijah Goodwin said...

Lovely post! Makes me wish I was sitting out on a bench, just like that one, soaking in the day. Instead of sitting in my classroom procrastinating on grading...8-)

Seedplanter Designs said...

I would like to sit there and journal with a nice steaming thermos of coffee nearby. What a lovely, moody photo.

We share a love for photography, and my favorite season is Autumn! Thanks for sharing a real beaut'.

Best,
Bonnie

Becky and Gary said...

I agree, that bench just calls to me. Come and sit for a spell and enjoy the beautiful scenery.
B.

Country Girl said...

I can't agree more . . . about the beckoning benches and the quote.

Netster said...

Autumn is really a nice and beautiful seasons. Looks like all the Autumn photos popup here and there and it really inspiring!

Cheers and thanks for sharing

Barb said...

Life is definitely good, Kerri. I would sit on this bench and think happy thoughts. Lovely quiet photo.

Lúcia said...

Beautiful and charming place!
Love all the colours on this photo, congratulations, your photos are amazing.
Have a nice weekend. ;-)

SandyCarlson said...

I think benches are invitations, too. I love 'em. Your post is very beautiful.

forgetmenot said...

What a lovely peaceful scene and a marvelous quote--So inspiring and so true. You put such "thought and effort" into your posts. I really appreciate what you do.

amatterofhowyouseeit.com said...

Looks like the perfect place to sit for a while and enjoy nature's beauty!

mindymilburn said...

I am in love with your bench shots! They are so peaceful and beautiful and the colors are glorious!

Happyone :-) said...

I love this picture. I can just picture myself walking right by there!

Linnea said...

I love photographing benches too! Autumn seems to be a wonderful time to do so. This is a terrific capture!

Vanessa Rogers said...

I am a collector of quotes, and I am collecting this one. It is so wonderful, along with the picture. Thanks.

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