Unlike that old Rolling Stones song, I really CAN get satisfaction.
And that just happens to be the weekly photo challenge theme: satisfaction.
Satisfaction comes in many forms and can be the result of hard work and sacrifice.
It can be the completion of a task that has hovered over you for so long that you feel utter relief at finally finishing it.
It can come from a winning season at sports.
Or a day off just resting and relaxing.
Or maybe it’s a family gathering where there is much love and good food to boot.
It can be physical, mental, emotional, or even spiritual.
Satisfaction doesn’t even have to embody success; it can develop from putting forth effort in trying. Satisfaction can result in just a job well done to the best of your ability.
When I think of satisfaction, a young blogging friend of mine comes to my mind. She is working hard towards a goal, both physically and mentally, and satisfaction for her is a series of small steps. One step at a time.
Successful or not, she steadily moves towards her purpose, her ambition. And each step must give her satisfaction – not to stop but to continue her quest.
For me, I’m not one to want a lot. I’m happy and content with life. I’m pretty well satisfied.
I’m not in search of fame or fortune. I don’t write this blog for recognition or to make a name for myself, which is why I keep it pretty anonymous. I just want to bless and encourage others on my journey.
So many aspects of this life on earth give me satisfaction. My faith. My family. My home in the country.
Even little things like keeping weeds at bay around the shrubs and flower gardens. Seeing the sweet smiles on my adorable grand-daughters’ faces. A blue sky and sunshine-filled balmy day. A fresh snowfall.
And don’t laugh, but office supplies make me happy.
All things satisfying in my book.
But there is something else that fills up my satisfaction bin. Capturing a photograph that I truly love with my trusty camera.
When I see a perfect photo with my eyes and the image that I find, straight out of my camera with no editing, demonstrates exactly how I saw it and imagined how it would turn out, it gives me a great sense of satisfaction.
It doesn’t happen all the time. As a strictly amateur and not all that knowledgeable photographer, I’m often disappointed when a shot doesn’t manifest like I hoped it would.
But oh, the joy, the satisfaction when it does!
“He who is not satisfied with a little, is satisfied with nothing.” ~ Epicurus