January 28, 2011

A Life Lesson from a Duck


When you live life through your camera's lens, you start to notice all the little details that maybe, you never really paid attention to before.  My DSLR camera is literally an extension of myself and I take it with me wherever I go because, I never know what I may see.  I went to a park in Phoenix the other day during lunch and I was attempting to take pictures of all the ducks in the lake.  I literally scared every single duck off.  Except for one.  One, strange duck.  With blue eyes. (Which I've never seen before, or maybe I have, but never noticed...)  She swam right  towards me, as close as she could get, and idled confidently, as she posed for my loud lens.  Call me weird, but for a moment,  I felt a connection to her.  It was as if she knew she was special.  It was as if, she wanted me to take her picture so that I could share with others her unique beauty.  If she had swam away like all the other ducks, no one would ever notice her, and she would be lost in the crowd.

When it comes to ourselves and what makes us special, why do we shy away and hide?  Why are we afraid to let people see who we truly are?  I hope we all have the confidence to share with others our own beauty.  So maybe, you'll smile, or say hi to a stranger today, and show the world what you're made of.  I know I will.  And I'll thank a duck for a life's lesson learned.  Happy Friday.      

21 comments:

Meg said...

Oh my gosh, I love this post - & special life lessons like this ;)

That bottom left photo is beautiful.

www.meg-land.blogspot.com
xx

Simply Bubblelicious said...

Happy Friday! Nice words and an interesting duck.

Carla
http://wwwsimplybubblelicious.blogspot.com/

Megan said...

I got attacked by a group of ducks and geese in oxford...

of attacked is a bit dramatic..I started to feed them and then next thing i knew there we hundreds of them coming at me..

these ducks were not.shy.

the end.

Rissy said...

what a great post! I recently started to embrace my uniqueness, but it is still an uphill battle.

www.rissyblogs.blogspot.com

xo, Kate @keeping up w/the Moreland's said...

you take amazing pictures!!! Have a fabulous friday:)

Running On Happiness said...

Thanks for the comments ladies! Megan, bahahaa. touché. It seems we had two very different experiences. Keep climbing Rissy. I know I will. <3 you gals! I'll make sure to say hi on your blogs.

Gertrude said...

That was a really sweet message! Happy Friday and Happy Weekend :) x

Bows and Pearls

Lilly said...

Great post! Have a fabulous weekend!

Living Foxy said...

Your photos are absolutely amazing! I love your blog.

xoxo
Audrey
www.livingfoxy.com

Fashionography. said...

This is inspiring! And the duck is actually quite beautiful :)

CessOviedo said...

Cute reflection! This is actually very inspiring, I'm personally afraid of ducks and sometimes afraid of people coming to close to me, guess I fear being hurt, I should learn from that duck and embrace I'm special! Thanks for the deep thoughts! Have a lovely weekend doll, thanks for all the sweet comments! xo

http://blog.cessoviedo.com

BryanaEllen said...

BEAUTIFUL photos!!

Sabrina O. said...

Stunning photos!
x

ChinkyGirLMeL said...

Awww beautiful post and beautiful photos! I hope today I can be just as confident as this unique duck. Have a happy weekend!

Ginger Tea said...

It's like God reminding us important lessons through his creation

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