I was going to do my Confessions for today but decided not to.
Instead, I wanted to talk about something that I had a realization about last week.
See, something struck me.
A friend at work asked me if I wanted to use a Shutterfly coupon that she had an extra one of. & of course, I love Shutterfly & all their products & I told her I would put it to good use.
& I will.... but it wouldn't be for anything for me.
I mean, I am always behind a camera it seems.
Always have one near me or in my hands.
Always uploading pictures.
Always burning pictures to disks.
But if you look at my Shutterfly account, you don't see many pictures of my life.
You see everyone else's.
I use Shutterfly as a back up of sorts in case my computer bombs out & all my edited pictures disappear. (Lord - never let it happen) ... (Please)...
So yeah, I have lots of folders on there
... but they have other people's faces on the cover page.
... other people's memories.
... other people's smiling faces
... other people's moments in life they want to remember.
What about mine?
Usually though, my life, it doesn't seem as 'picture worthy'
What does that even mean? It's like usually I always feel like I don't want wear & tear on my 'good cameras' when I'm going to be using it for other's pictures & moments. Even though I have a slew full of Nikon cameras in my collection, I never want to mess them up. These "good cameras" are too good to take pictures of my life.
So I just use my phone for my world. Instagram seems to be my life.... & goodness knows how I love Instagram!
But the pictures from my phone are usually grainy or horrible lighting & awful quality.
& I do get them printed out so I do have memories of my life...
Don't get me wrong - I LOVE the convenience of grabbing pictures with a phone. I mean, on most days, I'm not taking my Nikons & setting them on my desk at work. My phone is what grabs life's moments 99% of them....
but why don't I use my "good cameras" more for my life?
But over vacation, I did just that.
I pulled out my GOOD camera for MY life...
even if it didn't seem "photo worthy"...
after all, I'm worthy - right?
I am a child of God.
He sees the moments of my life as worthy.
They are all documented in His eyes - why shouldn't I take the time to notice how beautiful my life is in a worthy manner?
& this week, I put this idea to work...
Busted out the Nikon for the world around me.
& started a folder on Shutterfly that was titled just that "My Life 2015"
... it doesn't hold a lot of pictures for this year
... but man oh man - do I have a goal now or what?
"My Life 2016" is going to be full of beautiful moments.
Moment that I took the time to pull out my good camera.
The moments worthy of uploading & editing
... & saving...
because every moment I have... its totally worth capturing.
All pictures I took last week
See the things in my world that I may not usually think are worth the time & effort of using the best quality in a different light. Capture all the worthy moments... big & small...
I'm excited to capture it all...
|A line from the book I'm currently reading.. perfect timing to come across..|
Do you like to capture your moments of life?
What's your favorite picture you have of your life?
What's your favorite camera you use most often?