Another month gone by and almost a half of a year in the books. Wow. Sometimes when we're going through our daily activities and then special occasions, we get so busy that at times one day seems to run right into the next. I often think back on things and wonder what did we do all month long? If not for my camera roll and our Project Life pages, these memories would be floating around in my head somewhere and not necessarily easily accessible because new activities and experiences are constantly taking their places!
When I look at pages I have made or at my monthly photo collage here from the Collect app, each image triggers a memory for me and the experience and emotion associated with it comes right back to me. It's a beautiful thing really. Some of the photos were taken five weeks ago and in other collages they might have been taken a year ago, but as I remember it, it seems that it was just the other day and that's part of the beauty of making project life pages and putting together monthly photo collages, those images and words bring it all back as if it were just yesterday.
I take a photo or more each day and when I decide which photos to include in my monthly collage, I choose the ones that speak to me. That is to say I select the ones that evoke a lot of emotion, or ones that document a momentous occasion, tell bigger stories or even images that show our actions with just a pair of shoes or hands. You get the idea.
This month I challenge you to take photos of whatever makes you happy. Do it purposefully. Be it your dinner plate filled with food from your favorite meal, your kids during one of their activities, the cover of a book you've read that moved you to tears or laughter, a project or favorite hobby you enjoy, or anything your little heart desires.
How is it that you best capture what it is that makes you happy simply in a photograph? While you take these photos, think about changing your perspective. Get down low, look down at your feet, set the camera on the ground or just get up close to your subject. Take a picture or two, (or three, haha) from a different vantage point. Do something different than you normally do and see how you like it.
You can do it. Go and capture those little tidbits of happiness in a photograph and do it purposefully. If you give this a try, I would love to hear from you. Leave me a comment and share with me how it went for you. Until then, have a good one :)