Sometimes, I think it can be difficult see the beauty in our everyday experiences. As a photographer I want to grab the "wow" picture each time and as we trudge through the daily grind it is so easy to lose sight of the beauty in the gift of each day. There is so much beauty even in the daily grind. Heck, the fact of the matter is we are lucky to have a daily grind!
Earlier this year, I read a great book by Christine Carter, The Sweet Spot. One main tenant from the book was that gratitude has such an impact on our happiness and life satisfaction. Not only does gratitude increase our social connection with others but as we start the practice of taking notice of what we are grateful for, it essentially increases our vision to recognize even more things around us to be grateful for. I am hoping that by capturing, even the mundane, it will help me to be more constant in my recognition. This year I have decided to hold myself accountable and take more pictures from every day of my own family.
I would be remiss not to tell you, family and friends that I am grateful for you and the impact you have on my family and myself. I am truly blessed. Thank you, I am grateful!