Saturday, May 14, 2011

Aspirations

"To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved but what he aspires to. Khalil Gibran
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Re-Posting (after blogger reconfigurations) my Happy Sky Watch Friday photo from along the road, where you never know what you might find around the corner. Click the link to see what bloggers from all over have found in their skies to share this week. 
Had to ponder this quote for a while. We generally value what has already been accomplished and how should we value aspirations.  Thinking all the kind teachers who have helped me learn the skills that lead to accomplishments, I decided that this week will be devoted to repaying their generosity by believing in others dreams enough to help them find their own way.
Adding a link to my Tattered Angels post for the month celebrating watercolour techniques and dancing through the rain.

26 comments:

~Etoile~ said...

Gorgeous picture!!!!!

Splendid Little Stars said...

a lovely sky shot and certainly a quote to ponder.

Rajesh said...

Wow! beautiful view.

ester said...

Lovely capture. The water is so calm and peaceful. Happy sky watching!

My Sky.

jo©o said...

Wonderful balance bewteen the horizontal stripes of the water and the fluffiness of the sky.
Special.

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful skies, marvelous view and a superb capture for the day, Mandy! Happy SWF! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Sylvia

Karen said...

You found something beautiful around that corner.

Halcyon said...

A beautiful sky! I wasn't able to link my post for this Friday, but hopefully later. :)

Tammie Lee said...

yes I had to re-post also.
This is lovely and serene. the quote you shared made me pause to consider. Thank you.

Karine said...

A beautiful photo of a gull in flight! Birds in flight always give me an uplifting feeling :o)

Ann said...

You were good to capture the bird. Once I was on the Gold coast, on a boat. I see the fishing eagle, but he was too fast for me.

ladyfi said...

What a lovely and serene shot!

Tracy said...

This is a happy moment, Mandy! That swoop of the gulls wings, and all that blue... perfect! :o) Happy Weekend ((HUGS))

EG Wow said...

Lovely photo.

Yes, wasn't Blogger a pain this week? I lost all my comments...but not my post. :)

Tiff said...

What a glorious picture and beautiful words! X

Kay L. Davies said...

I love this photo. A bird on the wing always makes a sky more interesting, and this sky was already interesting by itself.
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Anna said...

Wow factor for the photo, surreal.
Anna :)

*Honest Abe said...

Cool...

Nancy said...

Lovely photo, Mandy. My mother spent time in St. John's attending school when she was in her teens. Small world. :)

Splendid Little Stars said...

(I guess blogger did loose comments, because mine is not here.)

perfect photo for this great quote!

Splendid Little Stars said...

I meant to ask you what kind of wildlife do you rescue?

Auntie Bliss said...

You are so lucky to live near the water! Lots of pretty views there :)
The splash of water at the feet of your art girl is excellent!

forgetmenot said...

Lovely tranquil scene. What a great quote--never quite thought of it that way, but it does make sense. Mickie :)

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Just beautiful, I love watching the birds at the beach! Hope you have a wonderful week!

Natasha Burns said...

beautiful sky, love the bird. great quote too, makes you think about it....

Maxine said...

Oh Mandy I really like this one, I was thinking when Robin mentioned a theme for next months challemge Dancing would be a good one. This is so perfect.
Maxine