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Tiny Frogs, Big Dreams

Living on the Edge. all images © Mica Joy 09/2014

Living on the Edge. all images © Mica Joy 09/2014

“We think too small, like the frog at the bottom of the well. He thinks the sky is only as big as the top of the well. If he surfaced, he would have an entirely different view.” Mao Zedong


The view from a petal. all images © Mica Joy 09/2014

As a kid my Mom and my Dad both would tell me to reach for the stars, shoot for the moon or the sky is the limit. They were trying to tell me that i could be great so that I would dream big! Well, I kind of took it literally when I was young.  I once asked my Dad to pick me up so I could touch the moon. He would pick me up so I could reach out and touch other things and in my mind touching the moon was not an unreasonable request!!!!  I mean, when you are riding down the road as a passenger in the truck at night and the moon is full, it’s just RIGHT THERE in the sky, a large yellowish orange circle!  One that I should be able to touch. It was so hard for me to understand and accept the words my Dad kept trying to explain to me, “I’m sorry but I cant pick you up to touch the moon.”  In my mind he COULD do that.  The moon was not too far away, all principles of time and space were irrelevant and just INCORRECT as far as I was concerned.  I never have figured out how to touch the moon but I am still trying to find a way.


All Tucked In. all images © Mica Joy 09/2014

So what do the frogs have to do with the moon? We are like frogs in this large universe ~ tiny little creatures. Maybe, like the quote says, we need to think larger than the frogs.  We need to stop thinking the sky is only as large as the top of the well!  My whole life I’ve been striving to reach the moon, Earth’s moon, when really I should have been reaching for ALL of the moons in all of the universes!   AND all I needed was a different view…the view of a tiny frog. 

Mica Joy


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This is MY Journey….


I came across this quote the other day.  I had never heard of Asha Tyson so I was curious to find out who she was.  As it turns out, she is a motivational speaker now and has quite an interesting story.  But, that is another story for another day.  Her words here are powerful.  The fact that our journey, whether it’s what we had in mind or not, was exactly what it needed to be is something to stop and think about.  How often do you look back on your journey and think about the path that led you to where you are now?

Too often we look at our past and we say, “Oh i wish I had done things differently,” rather than taking a moment to realize that it is our past, and the experiences we have, that make us who we are today.  If you change your past then your present and future would be different and you would not be in the same now.  With that being said, I have had a long journey to get where I am now.  But I am here now and I am at peace with my journey!  I do believe that each and every situation that I encountered had brought me to my now and that my now is right on time.  

Thank you Asha Tyson for saying it best – now is right on time

I am starting this blog to document my journey, my UNIQUE journey, and even though there were times in my past that I thought I should have started a blog and didn’t, now is right on time!

~ Mica Joy