Journaling helps me process. Penning my thoughts and allowing my heart to ink across the page helps me make sense of things, but it also helps me remember. My brain lets go of so many things I wish it would hold onto--events and details. One quick flip through the journal brings back many memories. Photography is another "processor" for me. Capturing the beauty of the everyday allows me to better embrace my life and helps me to remember those details that try to slip away. Lately I find myself feeling very uninspired. Then it hit me--I haven't been taking pictures with my camera or journaling much either. I haven't been slowing to process life, I've only been hurrying through it. The beautiful is missed in this.
Last night I remembered I used to have a flickr account when I first started this blog. I haven't been on the account for many years now, but I looked it up last night. Best decision of the day--what an inspiration! "Flipping through" the digital photo album of my life brought back many memories, many beautiful moments I had forgotten. I instantly felt refreshed and thankful.
I was reminded of the importance of making time to enjoy the process of living and engaging in whatever process most connects me to the living. I'm re-inspired. I'm filled with renewed gratitude for the grace shown me in my days--the people filling my days and the purpose activating my days!
If you're bored and want to check out some old pictures, visit Along The Trail's photosets! I just might have to get back to using Flickr again. It was wonderful seeing all those pictures organized--all those pictures I have yet to actually print off and put in an album here at home. I for sure need to dust off the camera and go engage with life!
What do you do to process and hold onto the beauty of your life? I'd love to know!