I took a picture of a Great Blue Heron standing among trash in the river.
It was really upsetting to me. We as a people are so destructive to the earth that gives us life. We seem to have little concern for the other creatures that rely on the fruits of this planet for their daily survival.
As I walked across the low water crossing and looked for photo opportunities I couldn’t help but think about how easy it would be to crop the picture I took. I could erase the trash and leave nothing but the beautiful creature. Then I compared cropping out the bad of a picture to cropping out the bad of our lives.
I do not want to go through challenging times and I don’t like to feel emotional pain. But I do believe, it is impossible to appreciate the sun if we’ve never felt the rain.”
So when difficulties block our paths I think the best solution is to face the challenge head on and walk through it. Face the rain, don’t crop it out of your life. Find a solution, be the reason for sunshine to reach the faces of your friends, family and maybe even a few strangers.