If you know me, you know that I often have my camera with me. I have BOXES of pictures of my kids from the days before digital. I have thousands of digital pictures on an exterior drive. I love to take pictures of family, friends, vacation spots and of course all my flowers. The sad thing is, I don’t like having picture of myself. Today I read this blog post:
I can’t believe how this spoke to me. I know that I will never be younger than I am today, and I think about how I looked 10 years ago when I didn’t think I look good enough for pictures. Now I am ten years older, a few pounds heavier and quite a bit grayer. Will I someday look back at today and wish I looked this young? Will Mallory have enough pictures of me to share with her kids? What am I waiting for?
So this summer, I won’t hide from the camera. When we travel, I will make sure I am in the pictures too. I hope you do the same.
I am sorry that I do not appreciate the shell that you gave me for this life. I don’t always like what I see, but I don’t work to change the view. Help me to be more thankful for what I have.