Blissful state of mind…


“Bliss” takes on a different meaning for each of us.  Even with me, I have several things that give me a blissful feeling. Listening to music, hugging my cuddly dog of 14 years; crazy, random laughing with my family, the feeling of accomplishment, enjoying that moment of a sunrise or sunset, eating chocolate in that moment of desperation, an evening walk along the ocean front, warm hugs from a child, the sensation of my husband’s touch, connecting with God through His creation, or  just feeling the morning sun on my face are simply blissful.

But that moment of 
being able to put my feet up, 
take a deep breath 
and allow my body to relax 
says it all for me. 
Relaxing my heart, soul, mind and yes, feet...
Relaxing my heart, soul, mind and yes, my feet…

Listening to my inner voice.

Closing my eyes to the world around me.

Undisturbed.

Looking for simplicity.

Realizing with a certainty

that nothing is more real

than a blissful state of mind.

 

Rested feet...Quiet times. Blissful state of mind.
Rested feet…Quiet times. Blissful state of mind.
But that moment of 
being able to put my feet up, 
take a deep breath 
and allow my body to relax 
says it all for me. 

What gives you a
 blissful state of mind? 
Your thoughts are 
always welcomed.

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31 thoughts on “Blissful state of mind…

  1. Love your words and photo’s, I love how relaxing these pictures are. Thank you for sharing.😀

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    1. Thanks Deirdre. It was very relaxing. I think I will do it again sometime in the near future. 🙂

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  2. You are a talented poet, Laura. Great words wowen together and given a voice that tells the true beauty of the images. Great shots.

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    1. I can’t tell you how much it means to me that you can relate to the words I write and appreciate my photos. These past few months have helped me tremendously in my learning process of blogging and photography. I appreciate YOU and Blogging U! 🙂

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      1. Wow, thank you Laura. You are an inspiration. Keep writing, and I will keep reading.

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  3. teamjacksonadventures March 10, 2016 — 2:06 pm

    I’ve been doing hot yoga consistently in the past two weeks. It is making me feel absolutely blissful. 🙂

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    1. Is that what I think it is? Hot and humid environment? Humidity makes me irritable… 😬😬😬

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      1. teamjacksonadventures March 10, 2016 — 2:49 pm

        Yes it’s yoga in 93 degrees room. Well then you would not find it blissful. 😆😆😆😉

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        1. Yoga I would like…it’s the 93 degrees that would not be so blissful. LOL

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  4. I treasure this times for myself. I think to be able to put up my feet & just rest is a great way to say “I’m really in control of my peace & sanity “.

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    1. So true. I don’t relax as often as I would like, but I think that will be changing soon, thanks to this assignment! 🙂

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  5. I love the twist to this bliss! 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Oba. I hope to be visiting your blog soon. I was there recently and then was unable to finish reading. I think I will truly relate to your words. 🙂

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        1. You’re very welcome.😃 Thanks for reading and being so supportive. Very much appreciated!

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  6. Cute, colorful toes in lovely places. 🙂 Everything you mentioned at the beginning of this post are things I absolutely love! Nice post.

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    1. Ha Ha… I never thought my toes would get so much attention. Thanks reading and commenting. I am now following you and look forward to future posts. I liked your About Page. 🙂 Very pleasant.

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      1. Thanks for your kind compliments and for following my blog! I hope if you can find the time that you will stop by my page called “Reasons to Smile” and leave a comment. It’s a list of things people are thankful for, just to encourage each other. I’d love to hear your thoughts!

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  7. Great take on the theme Laura!

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    1. Thank you so much! Sometimes I write and don’t know where it will end but somehow it seems to make sense…sometimes… 🙂

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  8. Those pics are great! The best part is the splash of color on your toes :0) great angles and use of rule of thirds! Love the pics

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    1. Thanks! I don’t get to wear much splash on the toes cause it wears off so quickly from never sitting down. 😃 Working on Rule of Thirds as we speak. Thanks for your comments. It means a lot to me!😃

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  9. Reading your post is such bliss, I tell you! There is this refreshing ambience in your words. Loved it! 🙂

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    1. Thanks so so much! I really enjoy my quiet times although I don’t get it as often as I’d like. I don’t have a desk job and never did…and probably never will. My work requires me to always be on my feet and “toes” when working with “little ones.” I get some pauses throughout the day but too few to even notice. I think I will definitely be checking off some blissful moments soon. 🙂

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      1. I am in sync with you here. I’ve had a brief stint with teaching and that leaves me standing for hours. It’s important that sometimes we need that quiet moment to relax and be at peace with ourselves. Times to pamper ourselves and tend to our body. Personally, I love it when I get a good manicure and pedicure. Such moments signify absolute bliss for me. The task gave me a reason to think about my moments of bliss. 🙂

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