“Negative thoughts back you into a corner,” her mother said to her, smiling, one afternoon after returning from a picnic with the baby in Flushing Meadow Park. “They multiply and surround you. Don’t think of what you don’t have. Try to focus on the simple pleasures.”
― Matthew Thomas, We Are Not Ourselves
Below is the original photo used to create this image. I found this lovely and vibrant flower arrangement while sitting in a high-rise lobby in downtown Richmond, VA. No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from my smart phone.