I was going through my phone the other day and I caught myself just blankly staring at one particular image. With one eye-brow raised and a confused look on my face…I began to scratch my head.
Hmm…”Who stole my phone and took this picture, and how did I not even notice!?” is what was running through my head. Then confusion turned into sadness when I realized that I honestly couldn’t remember taking this particular image. It was the strangest thing. Now I know all my friends and family who are reading this right now are thinking, “Yea, that sounds about right. You have awful memory!” And yes, it’s true. I have horrible memory! I’m constantly trying to figure how to alleviate this problem. Despite the one image I couldn’t remember taking…going through my iPhone pictures was really theraputic in a way. I would stare at each image, analyze it and try to remember that specific day. How I was feeling? Why did I take this image? What was going on in my life right then? And I slowly started to remember the smallest details. I now realize that this is something I need to do more often…
Stop. Breathe. Focus. And LIVE in that very moment.
So often I find myself on auto-pilot and forget to embrace all the beautiful things that surround us every day.
We can’t go back to yesterday. We can’t live in tomorrow. All we can do is live in the now.
Here is just a collage of photos I’ve taken over the past couple months with my handy-dandy iPhone.