When Serenity Strikes…


What’s your definition of “Serenity”?

What is that invokes a sense of calm and tranquility, or that takes you to a place where stress and responsibility are not permitted to enter?

This week I’m writing to you from the Island of Maui…more specifically Kihei. I took this photograph last night at the end of the first day of a 10 day holiday.  I’m embracing the Island spirit with everything I have and I gotta say, THIS right here…is my definition of Serenity.

There is just something about being amongst the palm trees, that feeling of soft, silky sand between my toes, embracing spectacular sunsets, feeling the tropical breeze, falling asleep (and waking up) to the sound of the waves crashing upon the shore…yes friends, there’s something about all of that, that just does it for me.

As great as I know this holiday is going to be, and as much as I shall relish every waking moment while I’m here…it made me realize the importance of instilling or finding Serentity more regularly on an everyday basis, in our everyday lives.

“Normal life” for many of us is usually made up of a myriad of juggling acts of all our responsibilities combined with a game called “Beat the Clock”. Our days are busy and filled with jobs, children, pets, volunteer work, appointments, grocery shopping, laundry (just to name a few).

It’s not always easy to steal those moments where we can just be quiet and calm. And yet I truly believe we all need regular doses of this to stay balanced and sane.

As a photographer, when Serenity strikes (like it did last night)…I capture it. When I’m home and back into my regular routine, I can look at it and bring myself back to that peaceful moment. Often we can find tranquility in simple things like a photograph or by visiting a memory.

I hope you find some Serenity today and that you enjoy and embrace it fully.

I must sign off now, as I’m pretty sure I just heard the ocean calling my name…between my active imagination and my beautiful surroundings, it’s destined to be a great day.

For today friends…this is The World As Eye See It




2 thoughts on “When Serenity Strikes…

  1. Love it!
    One of my best holidays was on the island of kaui. Many years ago, but I’ll never forget it.
    Thank you so much for continuing to write. I look forward to every blog. It is like my minister-moment with you. Your helpful words & opinions guide me thru sometimes what has been a very challenging week. Keep on writing my ” peaceful princess”, you have found your true calling. Have a wonderful vacation, you both deserve it ! All the best, Charis


  2. Dear Shannon you certainly see the world the best way your eye should see it daily it can certainly release a lot of stress. xoxo❤️❤️❤️❤️ E Sent from my iPad



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