This photo was taken at Clear Lake Resort in the Oregon Cascades. The water really is that color. This photo has not been Photoshoped or anything.This is straight out of the Camera.
The water is this color because during a volcanic eruption it was cut off from its river and made into a lake and the things you can faintly see underwater is a submerged forest.
This photo perfectly demonstrates for me the word contentment. I have been thinking a lot about contentment lately.What constitutes contentment for you ?
In the beginning of this year I chose a word/idea to focus on for the the year and my word was revitalize (which I haven't done so well with). I want my word for the rest of this year and next year to be Contentment.
I find that in today's society and with all that is going on with the economy that to learn to be content with what I have is important to me. I have over the last three years veered away from being materialistic and always wanting what's new , cool , trendy to learning to live with less and appreciating the simple things in life. I find that on a whole I am more at peace with myself living this lifestyle.
Contentment to me is:
Talking to my sister and niece,nephew on the phone.
The rare days that me and my husband have off together each week.
The Thank You of a patient I have taken care of.
The glistening beauty of dewdrops on a spiderweb on a fall morning.
The tasty of a hearty homecooked soup on a crisp fall night.
The new season of CSI.
The love of my animals.
The beauty of a fall night when it seems there are a million stars.
The relaxation of a good book.
The glorious crayola box of color that nature puts on display this time of Year.
: feeling or showing satisfaction with one's possessions, status, or situation
Realize that true happiness lies within you. Waste no time and effort searching for peace and contentment and joy in the world outside. Remember that there is no happiness in having or in getting, but only in giving. Reach out. Share. Smile. Hug. Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself.