Sitting around with my family this morning after yesterday’s Thanksgiving celebration, I’m reminded of just how much transformation effects all of us, and even while in uncertain situations, we remain positive and thankful.
This year, many of my family members have been impacted and no doubt, transformed, by unique life events, such as moving to new homes, changing jobs, breaking bones, announcing not one, but two pregnancies, and for the little ones, growing up and moving on to adolescence.
Transformation, the theme for the weekly photo challenge, also affects nature and animals.
My daughters and I took a nice morning walk with our dogs and exclaimed over the continuing show that Autumn has put on over the last few weeks.
Like people, dogs grow up quickly. In the featured image above, Brodie experienced his first water adventure, transforming him into the duck-hunter/retriever he was bred to be. No ducks for Brodie, but fetching a stick in the waves, or riding along on our stand-up paddleboards is enough for him!
In case you are wondering, Brodie is a pure-bred Boykin Spaniel. Similar to my other dog, Aero, I discovered the breed through another blogger, Joan, at MVObsession, whose daughter loved and owned a beautiful Boykin Spaniel. I am thankful that I saw this post!
I would be remiss if I didn’t share a photo of Aero telling Brodie how things will be. A little canine socialization leads to transformation for both of these cuties!
We got Brodie in late January 2017 as a 7-week old puppy, and now, at almost one year old (Dec 10), he has transformed into a loving, mature, young adult dog, yet still playful and full of character. For what’s left of my shoes I’m thankful!
While walking, my mind immediately thought of how trees transform all year round, and I remembered some older posts from Cardinal Guzman’s Monthly Photo Challenge feature, which is still going strong!
Once again, my Chinese Maple Tree:
Transformation is a process for which to be grateful.
Transformation is a journey without a final destination. Marilyn Ferguson
In your life, are you open to transformation?