Looking Back – Day 56

Today is Day 56 of the Art Apple A Day Retrospective – for information on the project click here.

Day Fifty Six – November 25, 2010

Looking back 10 years ago today…

I love reading my posts again after all these years. Each morning I’m starting my day with coffee and a surprise look back in time. This morning I’m taken back not only to 2010 but to I believe 1979…

My Mom’s comment on the original post has helped me piece together that the year my family went to the Macy’s Day Parade, I was 10 years old. Mom shared that my Dad recalled that, “Diana Ross was on top of a big red apple!” which tickles me that I didn’t know that when I created this image!

In thinking about the parade it brings to mind that I could right now relate this to struggles with A.S. but… one of the things I’m learning as I continue to heal is that what we focus on expands. So although this project is about raising awareness of the disease, I will not focus on it every day – I was criticized about that back 10 years ago and I’m afraid it will be more the case now.

This is an important message though – how can we all shift our minds off the negative challenges surrounding us and move them into something positive? It’s a recurring theme here and it is a practice like anything we strive for – we become better at it the more we do it.

So… I hope everyone is getting ready for whatever size thanksgiving they are having tomorrow and that the virtual Macy’s Day Parade on t.v. is wonderful and joyful. I love seeing how the people of our country and the world are finding ways to be positive and find happiness while the pandemic worries and dangers whirl around us. It’s extremely important we continue to find these moments for our mental health.

To see my original Day 56 post ~ Macy’s Day Parade ~ from 10 years ago click here or on the image above.

And the story will continue tomorrow…

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