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It is not perfect but life is so beautiful. While there is life, there still hope.

“Life is beautiful. Great opportunities come and go, and sometimes, you may or may not take them. Sometimes you go with the flow. Sometimes you are given choices, and sometimes, you know you want something better, and then you realize, you were settling for less than you deserve, and you realize that great, amazing things are within your reach. Sometimes, you just need to take risks, and then, you do it!!”

Yesterday I spend part of my day running errands, that included exchanging 2 prom dresses and getting two new gorgeous gowns for my teen. Now she has 3 beautiful, princess style ball gowns to choose from, to attend Prom.

I got up early and dressed up like a modern princess myself. The plan was to go by the state Capitol and take Spring photos while the beautiful cherry trees are in full bloom, and to do it before the crowd invaded the Capitol gardens, because the temperatures yesterday, would be close to 70 and today, they would drop again. (The typical Utah weather)

There were so many people walking by, admiring the beautiful cherry blossoms, taking photos and selfies and posing for professional photographers, that is was hard to take photos just by yourself, however, we did managed. Many people were taking their dogs photos and posing along with them, and many people were just walking the dogs.

And then it came, a moment of reflection for me. Life is so beautiful. Great opportunities come and go, and sometimes, you may or may not take them. Sometimes you go with the flow. Sometimes you are given choices, and sometimes, you know you want something better than what you have, and then, you realized, you were settling for less than you deserve, and you realize that great, amazing things are within your reach, because you reach for something else. Sometimes, you just need to take risks, and then, you do it!!

In life, you just need to be prepared for the many opportunities that will present and will come your way. If you do, you can choose the best opportunity for you, when the time is right, and not when others think it is.

You need to be open to the idea that things change and that sometimes changes can take a while to appeared, and that sometimes, changes are sudden.

You also need to understand that some changes will be up to you, and some changes will be up to other people and that you do not have control about other people’s decisions, but you can control your reaction to those changes and you can control your own changes, to your advantage and benefit.

Sometimes people do not “yield” the right of way to you, even thought, it is your turn, so you just have to do what you can to walk your own path, ignore others and once they see you walking with confidence and having success on what you are doing, not only do they make more room for you, but they actually “open” other paths for you, and get out of your way.

I had come prepared, and I had taken my phone tripod with me, and while my daughter waited for me, on a bench, I prepared the tripod, kept it open and the phone mounted on it and I kept walking the path and doing photo and video takes between the many walking people.

I just waited when there were not that many people sometimes, and other times, I just did the shots, pretending I was the only one there and took as many photos as I could.

Most of the times, people just made room for me and I felt like a mega, super Hollywood star and I kept taking more selfies and people waited for a few minutes, until I was done, before crossing in front of me. Such nice people!

And another moment of reflection came about. Such a wonderful and beautiful day yesterday, just like everyday in my life. My happiness is not determined by other people. I still have a great day everyday, even when I have a very “bad” day at work, and even when I run out of mascara and my beautiful, favorite lipstick. And that happiness of mine, is not determined by the material things I have. That happiness is determined by how grateful I am, for this beautiful life I have been given.

Life is beautiful even when sometimes it is not easy, after all, as long as we are alive, we can hope for better things to come. We can hope things will get better, and we can work on changing those things we need to change, and we can change, to bring about a better life for us, and for others, and that is not the case when we are dead, of course, so being alive in itself, is a reason to be greatful and to be happy.

And because we are all alive, and we do not know how long that would be for, believing each day is great and beautiful, will allow us to live and enjoy “our own” beautiful and best life, always, and for as long as we remain in this world, which is make up by many wonderful, kind, nice and amazing human beings.

And being that I was enjoying such a gorgeous day, and contemplating such beauty, I just wanted to write about it, as great things are meant to be shared.

By the way, the beautiful blossoms will not last that long, so if you want to take some photos, or enjoy the beautiful scenery, you may want to head down to the Utah State Capitol, soon. Sunrise is the best time to avoid the big crowds, however, many professional photographers are doing bridal, engagement and wedding photos that early on, specifically to get good shots without other people’s in it, except the people being photographed.

Wedding season will begin soon, and “back to normal” celebrations are starting to take place, and I am enjoying the opportunity to visit and mingle with others, in larger groups, outdoors.

Have a wonderful, fabulous week ahead,

-Nedelka-