November is almost here and every November Amy and I do a personal gratitude project. There are so many blessings in our lives in the form of people, places, nature, and opportunities. For me, taking the time to slow down and appreciate the small graces in my life is so important. I know I take so much for granted. Like the fact I am not worried about if we will have food tonight for supper, or if the sun will rise again tomorrow, or if I have clean water. Join in is easy. Look around your life. Look at how each person blesses you, the way your home protects you, the simple gifts you are given each day… just because. Document them. Even journal a little bit about why you are grateful.
We really hope you will join us this year. It is really simple. Take out any camera (phone, Polaroid, DSLR) and everyday take one picture. These are not meant to be outwardly beautiful, but rather inwardly important.
We will be posting some of ours here and on instagram. We hope you share yours as well.. if only to inspire others to appreciate the little things in life… especially during this upcoming busy BUSY and sometimes stressful time of year!
Some ideas to get you started
Daily Blessings Project: It may be the shoes you wear on your feet, the roof on your head, the furnace that works, or the leftovers you have already made.
Prayer Walk: Read a verse and look for places in your life where you see God’s words. Take a picture and write document the verse with the image.
Themed: Pick one thing and look for it. For example look for hearts. Look for them everywhere and in everything. When you find one write down what it makes you think about.
This is about you, so any thing will be perfect! We hope you do join us throughout the month of November. This time of year is really busy but we found that when we appreciate the little blessings in our lives we are more relaxed and appreciative.
If you have excited to take more pictures but want to learn more about your camera check out our Simplified Camera guides coming out this Thanksgiving.