My husband and I just returned from a lovely three-day vacation to Morro Bay, California. As I mentioned last week, he was participating in a painting workshop, and I took my digital camera, which I'm learning how to use.
We arrived Friday afternoon and the weather was spectacular--warm and clear. The next two days the area was socked in with fog. On the second day, I tried taking photos in the fog, and they were so-so.
At first, I felt sorry that I hadn't taken a photo of Morro Rock the first afternoon when I could see it so clearly from the balcony of our room and could also show the fishing boats and bay. But then I realized that I have the same attitude about photography as I do about wellness. I see the glass as half-full rather than half-empty. What that means to me if that if something I'm doing doesn't work, I try something else.
So, I drove out to Morro Rock and realized that if I shot upward, I could capture one perspective--even though the top was fogged in (Photo 1). And if I hiked around the other side, I could get a shot where there was no fog (Photo 2).
However, I didn't think the second shot was as interesting so the question was: What else could I shoot? And while I'm not a great bird enthusiast, the area is known for its birds. So, I took a bunch of shots and particularly liked the one where there bird is "talking." (Photo 3).
And when I had tired of the birds, I drove to a different part of town, and there were some wonderful trees, and I loved shooting them.
As I was thinking about my experience, I realized this: For me, the glass is always half-full. That's the way I live my life, and that's why I've been able to achieve wellness. The older I get, the more I know that the only way I can only retain wellness is by being with people who feel the same way.