November was all about gratitude, and I’d like to carry that sentiment straight through to the end of the year. While December’s #arphotoaday challenge has actual prompts, they were thought of with a filter of gratitude. The prompts are your to do with as you choose, of course, so without further ado: Read on →
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“Change the way you look at things, and the things you look at change.”
~ Wayne Dyer
If you’re in a rut and need a little kick in the pants to shift your perspective, here are my ”notes to self” and core takeaways from the weekend: Read on →
Last week I did something I’ve never done before and hope to never do again.
I got married. Read on →
“Happiness is not a destination. It is a method of life.”
~ Burton Hills
Birds of a feather flock together, they say. Happiness and authenticity are all part of the same family of life. Read on →
I was on a run and felt my lungs begging me to slow down. As I began to slow, a thought flashed: I used to run harder, faster, further than this without feeling like my lungs were going to explode—keep pushing, Dian! Oh, the tricks the mind can play on us.
My mind was living in yesteryear while by body was present with me on my run. My mind was trying to trick me into pushing harder—but for what? I wasn’t running a race. I wasn’t even training for one. The goal of the run was simply to reintroduce my body to running further than a block at a time. The present moment goal wasn’t ‘harder, faster, further,’ but ah—old habits die hard.
How often do you hold yourself to your own standards of yesteryear? Read on →
Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.
~ William Arthur Ward
November is here, which always makes me think about Thanksgiving (I know you Canadians are way ahead of us Americans). It’s always struck me as odd that we take all the gratitude of life and pack it into one day.
We can do better than that.
I’m officially declaring November Gratitude Awareness Month, and ARphotoaday is following suit. Here’s how you can play along:
- Notice something you’re grateful for in the world
- Take a photo of that something or someone
- Post the photo on Instagram or Twitter with the hashtags #arphotoaday + #gratitude
- Do this as many times as you can this month
Do’s and Don’ts
- Do post things you’re grateful for
- Do let this be a fun exercise in humanity
- Do share it with a friend if you’re having fun
- Do go in search of things and people that make you smile
- Don’t worry about posting too many photos
- Don’t worry about posting too few photos
- Don’t worry, be happy
That’s pretty much it, but in case you’re still struggling with the concept, here’s a look at the prompts for November #ARphotoaday: