In thinking about today’s photo challenge prompt word the last few days I’ve found myself thinking about lots of great ideas for a photo. I’ve thought of trying to find something fresh and new sprouting in the soil. I’ve thought of grass and trees and sunshine and growth. I’ve thought of the kind of growth that isn’t seen, inside someone, the kind of growth that is from healing and changing. I’ve thought of the physical kind of growth when thinking and looking at a little child. I decided that what I really wanted to take a photo of was a tree. But of the kind of tree you can’t see around my area yet, a tree that has some leaves on it. Then I thought of using a photo that I took from around the lake last summer or autumn. But I really wanted to take a post a new photo each day and didn’t want to use older photos.
Then I thought about food and the food we eat and how we are working hard to eat right and to take better care of ourselves. I thought about how hard it has been this month, because I had been trying to alter my eating habits a lot and it has been a real struggle. I thought about something that I heard on a seminar on changing your eating habits and the advice was to take it slow and make a few small changes at a time, because that is better and easier to sustain. I thought about how that has been so true in my life and in my healing and that I should try to do that instead of making huge changes that are too hard to sustain right now.
So I thought of taking a photo of some fresh food at the grocery store. I thought about different vegetables and fruits that I could use and then I thought of apples, they are grown from trees, and that seemed like the right thing to use for a photo today. And I bought some of the red delicious apples pictured above.