I live in the Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA. I am lucky to have a loving family, and wonderful friends. Like everyone, I have good days and bad days, happy days and sad days, patient days and crabby days, beautiful days and ugly days, etc. I try to “hold the bright side up” as much as I can because it makes me feel better, and I think it helps others feel better too. I am so far from perfect, but I try to be kind and respectful. I truly believe that life is precious and that there are so many extraordinary ordinary people and moments in life. I want to share and celebrate the "extraordinary ordinary" through my writing and photography. Please check out my photos at Fine Art America https://fineartamerica.com/profiles/35-laura-smith or Photography Site35-laura-smith.pixels.com or on Adobe at https://stock.adobe.com/contributor/207669601/Laura%20Jean%20Smith or at Shutterstock https://www.shutterstock.com/g/LauraJSmith or at Facebook https://www.facebook.com/LJSmithpics/?modal=admin_todo_tour. Perhaps you will find something you would like to have as your own?