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This week is all about taking a moment to check out what’s going on above you.

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Going about our day, we often don’t pay attention to what’s directly above us. We’re more likely to focus on what’s in front of us rather than what’s overhead. Or if you’re like me, what’s below us to avoid tripping over anything.

This photo was taken on a rather frustrating and wet afternoon in Atlanta. The rain had made the traffic especially heavy. I happened to look out and up through my window to see the sky beginning to clear. This particular snap ended up serving as a quick reminder to find a brief respite in an otherwise busy day.

raindrops on the skyline

For this week’s challenge, take a moment to look up. Whether it’s the fan above your head at work, your bedroom ceiling, or the night sky, what do you see? Is it familiar? Or does it show you a new perspective on your surroundings? Looking forward to the peeks into your worlds!

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  1. So I took your advice and got my lawn chair went to my back patio and relaxed my head and looked up. I saw the trees and birds flying by and heard some beautiful nature sounds. I want to say THANKS. It’s been awhile since I was able to block out everyday life 🙂

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  2. its those radium stars’ stickers i sticked to my ceiling so that i wont miss those nights i spent sleeping in my front yard at my place.Anyway, thanks for the post cz, i almost had forgotten to look at them too!!!

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  3. A beautiful snapshot Nancy. In our endeavour in going through the daily chores of life we miss our surrounding which at times inspire and refresh you as this photograph by Nancy.

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  4. I remember living as a homeless person in Los Angeles for nearly the entire year of 1981. I was living on Fountain Ave. and Vine St. in an abandoned house in the heart of Hollywood along with a group of homeless friends. We called ourselves “The Renegades” because we frequently and successfully stole food from a local supermarket, and no abandoned house was safe from our expert ability to infiltrate and live. Maybe we were more like cockroaches than renegades.

    Anyway, each and every morning that I woke, when I went outside to scour for food, or look for a job, or just kill time I’d look up. The Hollywood sign was always there at the top of the foothills that shielded LA proper from the San Fernando valley. On clear days, you could see the peaks of the San Bernardino, Sierra Madre, and Santa Monica mountain ranges. During winter and spring, the peaks were snow capped. Looking up let me know that there was a God, and that if I could just hang in for one more day, I would be okay. One more day was pretty much my mantra because my family back in Indy was adamant that they’d pay for the next thing smoking for me to come back home. Looking up helped me survive in tough Los Angeles for another eleven years.

    Sent from Outlook

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