I am not a great photographer. At least not like a professional photographer, who captures the ice cream as it drips off the nose of a two-year-old or the unpredictable belly laugh of a bride as her new husband kisses her neck.
I look for frames.
I see the world as frames that will hold my words, my feelings and my emotions. When I spot a frame, I snap it quickly to be used with my writing to illustrate the point I intend to convey. At times the frames I see create my words or allow my words to come together in a meaningful way to reach the heart of the viewer. One snapshot may hold a quote that speaks of peace and calmness. One photo may hold my words about love. These words travel through newspapers and through the internet to land with the person who is meant to see, and feel, the message.
What if you looked at every moment in your life as a frame? How would you fill it to create a memory? Do you want to frame a moment filled with experiences of happiness, examples of kindness, and feelings of love? Of course, we all do.
The problem is at times we become stuck in an uncomfortable frame. We all have snapshots in time that hold moments of being angry, sad, confused and even devastated.
Many times people drift along believing that life is happening to them and they are helpless in the process. They feel like it is just the way it is. Their distorted view portrays a person who is an unlucky victim. They feel helpless and at the mercy of what life throws at them.
We all have those sad, lonely, unfortunate photos of hard times in life. We know they are there. It is ok and healthy to share them from time to time, but don’t let them become the only story in your photo album of life. Don’t let them minimize the memory shots that illustrate the good times, the learnings, and the spectacular events of life.
The control is in your hands. You direct the focus and what the lens of your life captures. It is up to you to search out the frames and fill them with the people and experiences YOU want to have. It is up to you to revisit the good memories and share the good times. It is up to you to remember the unfortunate memories and learn the lessons they bring.
I am not a photographer, but I see my life in frames. I fill them moment by moment, memory by memory with all that life offers me. I fill my frames with meaning, with emotion and with feeling.
How will you fill your frames?
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Pennie’s Life Lesson:
Frame your world moment by moment, memory by memory
to create a life of joy and happiness.
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