I have been following Ann Voskamp's blog; she inspires me and I hope you will be inspired too. Check out her blog here. I am currently reading her book titled one thousand gifts - it is a beauty to read. I wish I had read this years ago. After reading the first 53 pages I was taking photos at the Mississippi river this past weekend when I thought, I know I can't write like Ann but I could photograph things I'm thankful for. But wait, a thousand things? I will need some accountability - that is why I'm blogging right now. So we come home from the river and I continue reading and wouldn't you know - I read on page 56 of the book "some days I pick up the camera and it is the hammer". ( Read the book and you will get the hammer reference.) Anyway, I thought, "hey maybe that is a sign for me." So I did some math......I figure 7 weeks of 2011 have passed so I would have to take an average of 21 photos every week by years end to compile my "list" of 1000 (ok, so I might have to write some). So here goes, the first of many thankful photos. I hope you are inspired, to make your own list and if nothing else to slow down and see the beauty in every moment.
So this means I'm on a roll only 4 more to go this week!!
I'd love to hear how you are enjoying the small things in life, feel free to post a comment.