My day today begin as usual.
I've had a busy week so when I get a free day, even a half-day, I spend it doing things that make me happy. I journal a lot. I meditate, I pray, I stream my favorite tv shows and I drink lots and lots of coffee. DID I MENTION I LOVE TO DOODLE?
Well, I do. I found myself sketching an image of a camera. And as I sketched, I kept thinking about the privileges in life that we take for granted. For instance, taking photos.
A camera wasn't a big thing back when my boys were little—but my gosh—with the knowledge I have now, how I wish they would have been. So many lost moments in time, literally, that now embed only in memories.
Buy a camera and take those pics. Good ones, bad ones, it doesn't matter, just do it. Capture your kids at their silliest, your family—especially your mom and dad, your entire life, just capture it. And maybe even a selfie or two (or a hundred). Why not? These are the memories you will have when you get older.
I don't know about you, but I know when I look back one day and I'm in my 80's and 90's, I will smile at myself. I will smile at how much I've changed and how I looked when I was younger.
Time is passing. We're all getting older. Life goes on. And we all have an expiration date.
You will never get this day back again—but a captured memory—is for life. Even after we're gone. Cherish it all.
"We take photos as return ticket to a moment otherwise gone."