How will you appreciate the sunshine if you never learn to dance in the rain?
I love how kids don't really care what the weather is like; they just love to be outside in it. My kids will go outside at any time-whether it's blazing hot or freezing cold. They love to swing, run around the yard, dig in the sand--anything to be outside. I wish I was as happy to get up and get outside as much as they are. I let work, taking care of our home and other stuff get in the way of enjoying life some days. It would do us all more good to be outside enjoying God's green earth.
We've had a really wet spring this year. We usually call our little spot on the map part of the southern Idaho desert; however it's seemed more like Portland or Seattle lately. I admit, it's hard not to let some of the gloomy days get to me. But, just when I think I can't take another dreary day, I'm reminded that we have to stop and appreciate the rainy days just as much as the sunny days. Because without those times of sadness, sorrow or gloom, I think we would take for granted all the gloriously sunny days we have too. Now this could be a little metaphor for life. I know I let my circumstances or annoyances of the day get me down, but I'm so thankful for my little ray of sunshine to remind me that when God brings rain, it's time to go "jump in the puddles!"
The next time life or the rain has you down, just put on your muck boots and jump in! The sun will be shining again soon!
- ► 2012 (50)
- ▼ May (6)
- ► 2010 (75)
- ► 2009 (73)
"Essence" (3) "Your Story" (3) actions (1) albums (1) art (4) babies (10) baby (4) ballet (1) Beautiful Woman (2) Bellies (2) birthday (2) blog (3) blogging (5) Boise (7) booking (5) business (20) Caldwell (1) canvas (5) cards (1) charity (3) children (53) Christmas (1) clothing (1) collections (1) contests (5) couples (1) credit cards (1) dance (2) dance photography (3) design (1) display (2) eastern Oregon (2) education (3) Emma (2) Essence (5) fall (2) family (33) family sessions (10) film (1) Fruitland (22) gallery mounts (1) getting personal (54) gift prints (2) giveaway (9) glimpses (13) goals (2) headshots (3) hobbies (2) holidays (3) home (1) I (1) I Heart Faces (2) Idaho (4) in love (3) Kansas (4) kids (25) lifestyle (37) links (2) love (1) Love these LInks (1) Mackenzie (2) maternity (6) Mine on Monday (6) mini sessions (3) modeling (2) my family (24) Nampa (6) New Plymouth (2) newborn (13) Notus (1) Nyssa (1) on location (12) Ontario (3) Ontario Portrait Photographer (3) Parma (3) patriotic (1) Payette (4) photo challenge (7) photography (7) portrait orders (5) portrait party (1) portraits (23) PPA (2) PPI (3) pricing (1) products (5) professionals (5) promotions (3) props (1) recipes (1) sale (1) Senior (6) seniors (1) sisters (1) sneak peek (1) specials (7) studio (2) teens (3) thank you (3) tips for sessions (2) traditions (1) Treasure Valley (15) USA (1) Vale (1) wall portraits (4) wedding (4) western Treasure Valley (10) what to wear (1) Your Story (11)
Is your child North America’s Cutest Kid? Now you have the opportunity to prove it. And help a great cause at the same time! For the seco...
What better way to share your images from Maggie Malson Photography than with beautiful wall art! If you have been thinking about a c...
So today, Aug. 27, is baby's due date. I thought it would be fun to get all my friends, family and fans involved in this little waiting...
UPDATE: Entries are now closed. Thanks for all the participants. Winner will be selected by random drawing and announced once notified. I...
I have been blessed to have worked with many great families, babies and seniors during my last four years (and even before) of being in b...
In a similar post I blogged in April, I talked about displaying portraits in your home. I've been working on a follow-up post for awhil...
I had the pleasure of photographing a wedding last weekend in Kansas. It's always special to capture a milestone day for a couple as the...
On Saturday, I had the pleasure of photographing the Herzberg Family. The boys had a great time running around their Grandma ...
Baby girl turns 3 months old today! Seriously, I can't believe it. She's starting to coo and gurgle a lot. She has lots of ...
We hit 400 likes on Facebook, so I decided to say thanks with a giveaway! First go "like" Maggie Malson Photography on Faceb...