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Thursday, May 29, 2008

Finding Beauty in Strange Places

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A few months ago, I tossed aside my purse and repurposed my camera bag to serve both it's original purpose and carry all my bits that the purse would have handled.

This may possibly be the smartest thing that I have ever done.

Now I carry my camera around with me every where I go.

I look at things differently when I have a camera handy. I notice things that otherwise would have escaped my attention. I focus more on the here and now and less on where I'm going and where I've been; I forget to worry. As a result, I'm happier. And to double that happiness, I actually know that I'm happy. Right here, in the here and now, not a distant memory of some former happiness. I'm happy, and I know it. Clap your hands.


mama said...

It's on the days I forget the camera at home that I see some amazing, wonderful thing. Never fails!

Gaida said...

Hi Judy,
What a great idea about making your camera bag to hold your purse items as well.

I often wish I had my camera as I drive over the hill on those early morning starts & see the sunrise.

I always try to take enjoyment in the 'moments' of life.... the formation of the clouds or the sea spray as it hits the rocks.

Quite often our busy lives have us missing the simple pleasures in life.

(Thanks for Trisha over at IdeasForWomen for a link to your site)

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