Day 1908: What’s around us

Yesterday, Bernadette at Tufts Medical Center was around me.


We talked about what was around us at work and with our families.  When I asked her if she wanted to appear in my blog (where I document what’s around me),  she said, “Sure!”

I showed her the other photos I had just taken around her.




She said, “Those are great!  Where did you find them?” When I told her they were around her, she was all shook up.  “Really? I’ve never noticed them!”  We talked about how often we don’t notice what’s around us.  We both resolved to not worry, be happy, and notice what’s around us.

Here’s what was around me for the rest of the day:






What’s around you, here and now?

Elvis is no longer around us, but he’s still shaking it up on YouTube.


Admiration and gratitude is around us, if we look for it.


Thank you!




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17 thoughts on “Day 1908: What’s around us

  1. Such an important message, Ann

  2. You know how to get around town, Ann.

  3. Elvis was a big Monty Python fan and even arranged private screenings of Monty Python & The Holy Grail. At first I was surprised to learn that but I’ve since taken it as a lesson that often even without knowing it we have a lot in common with people around us.

  4. Many years ago when I used to run I’d run with friends and as we were talking during the run I’d constantly interrupt them to point out birds, or the way light was shining on something, or a cloud that looked like something, or a flower by the side of the path. Eventually I was dubbed the nature reporter, and after each run I posted a little paragraph or two on our mutual website that described the nature we (or I if I was alone that day) saw during our runs. Now only a few of us still run and those that do say they miss my nature reports. I miss them too.

  5. I notice the lovely woodwork in that hospital. Beautiful.
    I notice that our forsythia is in bloom, and so is my plum tree. Thanks for reminding me to look around.

  6. It looks as though those chicks are jumping around in the hallway. It’s good to notice things–especially when they can spark the day up a bit.

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  8. I love Elvis! Makes me wanna hang around longer. ♪♪♪ ヽ(・ˇ∀ˇ・ゞ)

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