Cuties In Red Rock Canyon – developing an attitude of gratitude


When you view your world with an attitude of gratitude, you are training yourself to focus on the good in life.
– Paul J. Meyer

When I first moved to Las Vegas I had to put a big effort into my attitude of gratitude, since it wasn’t a move I made by choice, it was sort of forced by circumstances. I still have to work hard on my attitude of gratitude about living here (especially days like today when the air is so polluted that it’s difficult to breath, and my skin feels like its on fire. Praying for some wind to blow the pollution away..) I have found that if I focus on what’s outside the city, the wonderful nature, and photography opportunities right in my backyard, life sure gets better.

It takes about 20 min to drive from Las Vegas Strip to the beginning of Red Rock Canyon, where these cuties live. There’s an abundance of burros (wild donkeys,) in, and near Red Rock Canyon. There’s even signs by the side of the road to look out for them. Sometimes you see them by the side of the road. You are more likely to get a glimpse of them around dawn and dusk. Seeing them, and the wild horses further up in the mountains always makes me feel eternally grateful for the beauty of life.


Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.

– Denis Waitley

What’s your 5 cents about developing an attitude of gratitude?

I hope you’re having a fabulous Thursday, it’s almost weekend 🙂




Published by Sagittarius Viking

It’s all about experiences, and the healing power of nature. Life is about choosing happiness. I entered the magic world of photography when I was five years old. My gypsy soul have taken me to many different countries, and definitely taught me to be more humble. I believe that you are what you eat, body and soul. I enjoy growing my own food, and spending time outdoors. A Sagittarius loves to travel, have an open mind and, and a philosophical view. It motivates them to wander around the world in search of the meaning of life. Sagittarius is extrovert, optimistic and enthusiastic, and likes changes. A lot of that perfectly describes me. The fact that my ancestors, on both parents sides, were vikings, doesn’t exactly lessen my desire to explore. Maybe a slightly more mindful exploring, compared to the average viking. My blog, and my art prints is a results of my (inner and outer) explorations. Love, Maria

16 thoughts on “Cuties In Red Rock Canyon – developing an attitude of gratitude

  1. I know that of which you speak, Maria. LV has its fair share of salubrious neighbours, of which Red Rock Canyon is one. You’ve covered some of the others- Valley of Fire and Mount Charleston. Grasshopper Canyon, near Searchlight, is another, along with the north side of Lake Mead.
    In the ten years that I lived in Phoenix, even with my wife in declining health, I got a lot of solace from the desert mountains, within city limits. May the wonders around you sustain your spirit.

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  2. My sweet man makes sure I’m happy, my kids feel my heart with joy and nature keeps me centered. I give God the Glory each day! I feel my being with gratitude which gives me a good attitude.

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  3. Awe, I feel badly about the pollution. City living is not fun but a grateful attitude I know is helpful to stay positive. Love this post and you are making things work to the best of your abilities. I’m the same way. I like to say, the power of positive thinking. ♥️😘🥰 Those wild Burros are beautiful! 🐴♥️

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  4. Despite not feeling too happy about moving to LV, Maria, you have made the most of it and showed us the beauty Nevada has to offer. If not for one of your Vally of Fire posts, last year’s winter road trip would really have been a bust, but visiting it was the highlight of our trip. For that I am grateful to you, my friend. We have HOT weather here too all weekend, but soon the cooler weather and cleaner air will come. Pray for no fires in our areas!

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    1. Awe, thank you for telling me about that! I love hearing that someone has good use of my posts! Valley of Fire is amazing! I’m checking the weather there daily, to see if it’s cooling off, but it’s pretty much the same as in Vegas. Soon 🙂 I’ve narrowed down my book, to my top 5 destinations, within two hours from Las Vegas. Valley of Fire is on that list.
      I hope you’re having a good week so far. Happy Friday!

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