November 26, 2008

Half Full

Filed under: Fall, Halloween, Thanksgiving — lessie @ 7:24 am

IMG_0286 by you.

Thanksgiving is upon us. A cool concept. A designated day to consciously give thanks. With the fam. The community. And yet, as with many holidays, it’s a period of anxiety. For me anyway. I haven’t even posted in the last two days. 🙂 The above faded flowers, found in the New Prospect Baptist Church Cemetery, are placed against a rusted rod sticking out of the ground, with no recognizable grave close by. They remind me to choose to be positive. In the midst of whatever. To be humble. To remember the greater perspective. (Not my personal hangnails.) To contribute peace and something pretty (or funny), not anger. Instead of dreading Thursday’s rituals and traditions, and the possible tension and stomach clenching that may be involved, I can choose to give thanks for the good.



  1. I don’t like fake flowers at all, but those have made a wonderful photo! The shades are beautiful!

    Comment by JM — November 26, 2008 @ 7:00 pm

  2. I’m not a fake flower fan either- until now. These are beautifully designed.

    Comment by babooshka — November 27, 2008 @ 1:23 am

  3. While I love your pics, I actually love what you wrote here better: “I can choose to give thanks for the good.” Amen. That’s what I’m trying to choose to do as well. Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Lessie. God bless.

    Comment by Jerry Chapman — November 29, 2008 @ 6:55 pm

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