A few months back, a photographer I greatly admire shared a video which really struck me. I have held onto it for months and watched it at least a hundred times. Each time I watch it there is a greater impact on me and I have related to it on many different levels. As the New Year is off to a start and resolutions are in full swing I have come back to this looked to this video in thinking how I want 2016 to be for me. Take a moment now and watch, and you may want to grab a tissue before hitting play…
How did this make you feel? If you are like me it left me teary eyed and speechless. This video impacted me in so many ways because I could relate to it on different levels as a mother, wife, daughter, sister, friend and working mom….and wow, we really are someone to so many different people.
We are all given this life to live, and it is precious. The time we have is precious and we struggle daily to make the most of our time and often wish there was more of it. I know, I deal with it every day as a working mom with 3 busy kids, a husband, family and friends.
I just finished my busiest season to date in my photography business. I love what I do, so it is easy to get caught up in it and forget to make time for the things that are important. I know we all struggle with this, whether you work or not. Even when I didn’t work I still found it hard to manage my time effectively. There is this constant struggle to be perfect in our society. Maybe we should make “being present” the new perfection?
We all know you can’t bring back time. What is important is when you reflect on the time you have been given you find that you are living it to the fullest. I know I don’t want to look back years from now and have regrets. Life is sometimes too short and sometimes not kind so live every day to be the best it can be.
We all have to “let it go” at some point in our lives. Recently I have needed to remind myself and others around me that sometimes you have to “let it go” even though it is hard. Whether it be sending your last child off to kindergarten, a teenager growing in to an adult or just someone in your life who is not bringing out the best in you. It is okay to “let it go” because the most important thing in life is “being” – present, kind to others, and living with no regrets.
My purpose of this post is a reminder that each day is a gift and it should not be taken for granted. Take the time to be with your family, friends and the ones you love and enjoy the moment…let everything else go and just be….and when you are ready I will be waiting, camera in hand, to capture your moments!
All the best,
Here is one of my favorites of my family letting go…