It would have been a lovely photo of Black-eyed Susans in our backyard. But, I wasn’t thinking or noticing where my shadow fell.
One point in my personal mission statement is “Pay Attention”. Obviously I wasn’t doing that with this shot. Sometimes when we don’t pay attention we can let our shadow fall on others – a sharp word or a bit of ignoring – darken their world or at least rub some of the brightness off.
Let’s picture the photo above without the shadow and take it with us as we pay attention.
“And those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the sky above; and those who turn many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever.” Daniel 12:3 ESV
9 thoughts on “Learning in Life – Watch Where Your Shadow Falls”
If you’ll pardon me being contrary — or maybe this is another angle — where the flowers are shaded their color is more intense and clear. 🙂
Ah, I was about to say the same thing. The flowers outside the shadow are washed out and not the flowers’ true color.
Flowers are the worst thing for me to photograph when I actually want to capture their actual colors. I was trying the other day, the beautiful purple flowers my husband got for me were a pale blue. Give me birds! 😆
I like Black-eyed Susans. A nice native. I planted some last spring along with cardinal flowers, instead of the usual impatiens.
Thanks Christine – I wouldn’t say contrary – as you say, a different angle. I wonder if it matters Who is making (or allowing) the shadow.
Spiritually speaking there is a danger of putting myself in the way between God and someone He wants to talk to. If I’m very religious but my big list of rules blocks the Son’s love from falling on the one who needs it, I become a cause of darkness.
One example is where Jesus told his disciples to do as the Pharisees say — but not as they do. Their example was blocking rather than bringing light.
Amen! Another good angle.
Good lesson, Bill! Love it!
God Bless You!
Thanks Dei – God Bless!