Love taking photos…

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This year I am going to attempt to take 365 photos-1 a day. I got a new camera and I want to learn to use it. I also love taking pictures. I know many in our family take photos- some are very good at it- join in…and everyone has a camera- some have SLR’s (Farley get it out of the box), some point and shoot (Sue- you just got a great one) and everyone has a cell phone (Kevin & Kristy- you just did this with Silvie)- use what you have. Can’t do everyday- take one a week- just share when you can (or send to me and I’ll share).

you can do a monthly list:

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you can do a yearly list:

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You can just walk out the door and snap a shot.

Or do like Catherine Ryan Hyde in “365 Days of Gratitude: Photos from a Beautiful World.”

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Catherine’s #DailyGratitude practice evolved from the simple act of finding something to be grateful for every day and sharing it with others. Now, Catherine has compiled a year’s worth of her favorite awe-inspiring and life-affirming moments in 365 DAYS OF GRATITUDE, a heartfelt tribute to the beauty of our world and to the joyful act of giving thanks.

This is more of what inspired me- I bought a journal:

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It has a new page every day. I plan to write my Daily Gratitude and take a photograph and put it in the journal- nothing fancy- I’ll print it out on the printer.

Gratitude means thankfulness, counting your blessings, noticing simple pleasures, and acknowledging everything that you receive. It means learning to live your life as if everything were a miracle, and being aware on a continuous basis of how much you’ve been given. Gratitude shifts your focus from what your life lacks to the abundance that is already present. In addition, behavioral and psychological research has shown the surprising life improvements that can stem from the practice of gratitude. Giving thanks makes people happier and more resilient, it strengthens relationships, it improves health, and it reduces stress.

You have nothing to lose but everything to gain…

3 Comments

  1. klds said:

    This is a great “creative” piece plus do it with gratitude and happiness will follow! I am taking an online course from Berkley California, doing this journal and I read when I can- I’m back on my diet but that should just be your lifestyle…hobbies are great- you definitely have some interesting ones!

    December 29, 2015
  2. Erin said:

    I always have the best intentions to do the photos, but somehow it always gets away from me. Time to try again! 🙂 This year’s focus is health and fitness for me… plus plans to try growing mushrooms (a small kitchen oyster mushroom set to start) and learning to brew beer and hard cider. And then I always try to read one book a month. I always have a workout goal, a kitchen adventure in mind, and continue my reading each year. 🙂

    December 29, 2015
  3. Kristen said:

    Cool idea – i think i may have just found my idea for my journal my friend gave me from Tiffanys

    December 26, 2015

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