365 Days, 365 Photos

I wrote on Jan. 1 about how I am going to pause and enjoy the moments of each day this year. I’m a realist, though, and know how busy my schedule can get and how quickly I might forget to enjoy a moment. So I’ve decided to try something different this year.

The Carillon

During a walk on Jan. 1, I photographed the historic Carillon in Richmond. (Photo by Cynthia Price)

Each day I’m going to take a photograph. The idea has been percolating for some time. A few years ago a good friend was battling cancer. She took her camera everywhere and took photos to remind her of happy moments. I loved the concept but didn’t think I would do it.

Recently, an author told me about Project 365. The idea is to take a photo every day. Somehow, though, I just couldn’t remember to carry my camera. I was too busy writing blogs, checking emails, catching up.

But a week of vacation at year end and taking photos every day – often of the simplest things (a pine cone on a tree outside the room) — made me realize how much I enjoyed capturing the simple pleasures of the day. I also enjoyed experimenting with my camera.

I don’t know what I’m going to do with the photos. Maybe I will make a collage. Maybe the photos will simply remain on the disk. Maybe I’ll create my own note cards. It really doesn’t matter what I do with them as long as I remember to enjoy the moments of each day and record them in a snapshot.

How do you savor life’smoments?

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2 thoughts on “365 Days, 365 Photos

  1. What a great idea / great post!

    A great reminder to Look for things to enjoy as well as record them to remind of later when needed.

    Now to figure out how to use camera on phone. Since that’s always with me.
    not usually on, but I have it. in case.

    A great way to be aware of your life and reminder of all the blessings we truly have.

    Thanks, Cynthia!

    [now to work in our coffee get together sometime. 😉 ]

  2. MARY LOU HINRICHSEN says:

    What a neat idea!! Thank you. Even if i don’t get it DONE every day, just THINKING about it every day would be great. Again, Thank you.

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