A Bad Day With A Camera


My friend Ray began a new tradition for himself when he started #livingwithcancer. He posts several photos a week with the caption, “Thank you for this day.” I approve of this tradition.

Sunset Silhouette, Landscape, Thornbriar Green, Strathmore, Alberta, 2024-02-10

In Alcoholics Anonymous, program members try to maintain an “attitude of gratitude”, a reminder to practice gratitude in all their actions. I was trying to remember where it was mentioned prominently and I finally nailed it down:

“An honest regret for harms done, a genuine gratitude for blessings received, and a willingness to try for better things tomorrow will be the permanent assets we shall seek.” ~ 12 Steps and 12 Traditions, page 95.

Which is true. In a sane world, this would be everyone’s default setting. Sadly, this is not always the case. So, with that in mind…

Always look past the obstacles, Thornbriar Green, Strathmore, Alberta, 2024-02-10
Sunset Silhouette, Portrait, Thornbriar Green, Strathmore, Alberta, 2024-02-10

Thank you for this day.

Note: All images in this diary entry were produced using a Canon EOS R5 with the EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS II USM Mk I lens.

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