Struggling? Write this at the top of your to do list: “Don’t go it alone”.
In order to prosper, you need help. Your task might require physical strength that you don’t have. Perhaps you need insight from someone with experience in matters you know nothing about. Finances might be a hurdle you’re having trouble jumping over. Your dream may never pass from vision to reality without help.
Quite frankly, help can seem hard to come by. Everyone has a goal. Everyone’s busy. So, next on your list write: “Be a friend”, and add: “- a genuine one”.
Don’t think of how you can manipulate others to get you where you need to go. Instead, concentrate on developing sincere and solid relationships. Look for ways you can help others. Take time to listen to a friend who is hurting. Rekindle friendships that have fallen by the wayside. Seek out new friends with similar interests as you. Birds of a feather often flock together in clubs, lectures, classes, and other public and social events.
When you build your friendships, something natural occurs. What you sow, you’ll reap. What you give, you’ll receive. Iron will strengthen iron.
Life is hard, so don’t go it alone. Need help? Help others. Need a friend? Be one.
“Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed. If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But someone who falls alone is in real trouble. Likewise, two people lying close together can keep each other warm. But how can one be warm alone? A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back-to-back and conquer. Three are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken.”
My spotlight artists this week are Geary and Cyndi Barr.
Geary & Cyndi Barr live in Pocahontas, Arkansas. They love capturing images of hawks, eagles,and songbirds. They photograph all of nature’s beauty, including wildlife, flowers, trees, fields, streams, waterfalls, and sunsets. They are fascinated with old barns. Their favorite thing about photography is being able to share the beauty they see in their subject.
Cyndi works as a Customer Service Representative and Teller, and Geary is disabled due to arthritis. Despite Geary’s disability, they work together, and are amazed how wonderful Geary’s pictures are, since he takes most of his shots without leaving the van.
Since they were young, they’ve both had an interest in photography, becoming more serious about it through the years. They even had a small studio in their home for a while, where they did portrait and wedding photos. Recently, they won First Place in two divisions of the annual photo contest at the Arkansas Post National Memorial. Those photos are now being used for promotions, and are on display at the Visitor Center/Museum. Some of their photos are also displayed at the NEA hospital in Jonesboro, Arkansas.
Geary and Cyndi always have a pet or two at home and they enjoy camping. Cyndi loves to act and sing.
Watch this video of Geary and Cyndi’s bird watching adventures.