Life has been a little rough lately, and in the middle of what felt like a storm, I found myself seeing the glass half empty. In the beginning of the month, I saw a post on Facebook that talked about a woman doing a “Year of Happiness” project. Basically, she wrote what made her happy each day for 365 days and saved the notes in a mason jar. At the end of the year she would have a year of happiness to reflect upon. I thought this was a great idea. I tend to view life in a more negative light, so I thought this would be a beneficial exercise for my emotional health. I knew doing this every day would be setting myself up for failure, so I have been trying to reflect on the day, especially if it’s a hard one, when I lay in bed at night. It really changes my perspective of the day. Thinking of what made me happy (usually Mia’s spunky personality or my sweet boy’s embrace) makes me look forward to the next morning. Along with this project I have started to document our lives through my lens again. I promised myself to photograph my life at least 5 days out of the week, and to edit my images by the end of the month as well as blog them and print an album. Well, mission accomplished.. It feels so good! Looking at these images makes my heart sing. I see my life and I fall in love with it. I am so thankful for our freedom and I do not take it for granted. I can see how free and safe my children are, and there’s nothing more important than this to me. I wish every child in this world was as free and safe as my children, I really do.
Thank you for visiting my blog and I hope you enjoy these images. I look forward to reading your comments!
xoxo – Mel