This is this.

My photo
Prairie girl with a west coast future.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Finding Rose Coloured Glasses

Two posts in two days? I am on fire!

I was spurred to writes this post after receiving a thoughtful email from one of my readers.

She pointed out that my blog entries had a rather gloomy theme as of late. She then all but challenged me to see beauty in the mundane.

This email really resonated with me, and I realized that I have spent too much of my time either worrying or fixating or stressing about one things or another.

And, yes, there were brief moments and flashes of joy and wonder, but they were buried by drudgery and everyday minutia.

And, truthfully, I haven't been writing about beautiful things, because I haven't being seeing the beautiful things.

I've decided to give myself a challenge, which I will uphold for you, dear readers.

For the next week, I'm going to carry around a camera. And I'm going to task myself to take a least one picture a day of something that touches and moves me.

And then I'm going to post the picture to this blog and share with you the moment that I've captured.

I can't guarantee that you'll see prize winning photographs, but I can guarantee you'll see images that speak to my heart.

And that is my promise.

I think I need to cast off the shackles of pessimism and cynicism and start treasuring those small, quiet moments.

I want to thank the reader who emailed me. She put this idea into motion and really caused me to think about what I'm choosing to see in this world.

I'm sure I'll still use this blog to capture the not-so-beautiful moments of my life, but I will also make more of an effort to capture the things that make this world just a little bit happier.

I have to also say that, as I write this, I'm sitting in my office looking at my newly reclaimed view of the trees. I have my window open just enough to hear the rain and there is subtle perfection in this moment.

No comments:

Post a Comment