Life’s Beautiful Moments in Focus

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It’s easy to be so busy that we forget to live in the moment. Before I became a mother, I found myself consumed with two things: Living in the past or worrying about the future. You can’t undo the past, but you can learn from it. And it’s important to plan for the future, but obsessing about it only increases anxiety. At least, this is what I have learned.

One of the things I find myself doing on a daily basis since I got my iPhone 6 Plus back in April as a “push present” is taking photos. If you check out my Instagram, you’ll see my random nature photography collage. While, I don’t profess to be a nature photographer I suppose having had some training behind the camera as a videographer has taught me to have an eye for it. Anyway, it’s amazing when you search each day for something beautiful to capture that you stumble upon more and more of these beautiful moments.

It’s crazy how something I have done a little of each day has now become quite a collection. I never thought I would find so many beautiful flowers and things to photograph right in my neighborhood. But when recently looking at my Instagram page, I was surprised at how many gloriously beautiful things I’ve managed to find. Everyday, I search for something to photograph because nature often reminds me that the simplest things in life can instill the greatest hope and help me overcome whatever life might bring my way.

I have had photographers from all around the world follow or comment on my little flower pictures and nature photos. I always try to look who has “liked” my photographs and I am often totally blown away by who’s praised my “work.” If you can call it that, as it’s something I do for fun and it’s something that I hope helps inspire others. I am always on the search for a “little pick me up” and found that others are searching for the same. Some of these people are actually professional photographers. I am a videographer, content creator, and producer by trade. But, I’ve never claimed to be a professional photographer. What I love about creative people is that we can all appreciate art, whether captured on an iPhone or captured on a $10,000 camera. And taking a moment each day to find that something beautiful, has trained my brain slowly over time to undo cycles of negative thinking.

It’s the same way with finding things to complain about. The more you focus on the negative, the more those things manifest in your life. I still catch myself daily when I’m negative and I try to reverse my thinking. It’s not easy; it takes daily practice.

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The Bottom Line:

Some of us have learned to think negatively. It’s like we’re wired to default to negative thought patterns because that’s all we think we know. But, I’m a believer that little things each day can help to retrain our brains into being a little more positive. Whether it’s a random act of kindness you decide to gift someone with or a smile to a stranger that might be having a bad day or a photo of something beautiful. I also love motivational quotes. It’s important to remind ourselves of the little signs of hope. They are often all around us, if we only open our eyes and be mindful of being present in the moment.



Confucius



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7 thoughts on “Life’s Beautiful Moments in Focus

    chrisr74 said:
    September 23, 2015 at 11:31 AM

    Nice photos! I checked out your Instagram page, nice page. You shot all the photos on your iPhone 6 plus? Seriously? I’m floored by the kind of quality the iPhone 6 plus. It’s good that you try and find something each day to help inspire you. 🙂

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      lilpickmeup responded:
      September 23, 2015 at 11:34 AM

      Thanks Chris,

      I just started testing out the iPhone 6 plus camera and started taking pictures of flowers. They add up after a while. I didn’t realize how many I’ve taken over time.

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    YellowCable said:
    September 23, 2015 at 4:54 PM

    +1 for those beautiful pictures you captured…

    Indeed, it is easy or it seems that we have tendency to fall into negative side than positive side for some reasons. I am trying to do so but only few parts of the day at the most.

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      lilpickmeup responded:
      September 23, 2015 at 4:56 PM

      Yes, I know. It’s hard for me also. I am constantly trying to find a way out of negative thought patterns. It takes a lot of practice. Thanks for reading I hope to read a new post from you soon. 🙂

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    Ngobesing Romanus said:
    September 24, 2015 at 3:16 AM

    Your site is exquisite. I love it. The words; the flowers, the pictures. They all combine to give real beauty. Bravo!

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      lilpickmeup responded:
      September 24, 2015 at 3:19 AM

      Thank you, I am so glad I found your inspirational blog as well!

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