For years, I spent November blogging/photographing once a day about Gratitude. Some days it was easy to rattle off a number of gratitudes. Some days it was all I had to be grateful that the day was almost over. I’ve skipped it for the past two years. Part of me was thrilled and the other part missed the practice.
A few weeks ago, I thought “Maybe I’ll bring it back in 2016.”
A few hours later, I thought “I can’t do it.”
And then a couple of days later, my lovely and very talented friend, Xanthe Berkeley, announced that she was going to make and share her films every day in November. I love this idea. As a photographer, there’s something so beautiful about watching a film I’ve created. My kids move and talk for once in my art!
A few minutes after reading her post I thought, “I can do THIS project!”
A few seconds later, I thought “Nope. That’s a lot of editing and posting and that’s NOT happening these days…”
But I miss the Gratitude project. I miss pushing my vulnerability limits. I’m not real smooshy with my People. I miss what even the shitty posts gave me: a chance to be happy even during boring/dark/meh days.
Picking up my big camera still isn’t a priority, but I need to complete a Gratitude project this year.
What’s a Lazy Gal to do?!
Think, Erika. Think…
<light bulb moment>
I’m bringing back my One Second a Day project for November!
One Second of Gratitude!
I can handle that! Just find one moment of happiness/gratitude and film it for the whole month.
Want to search out your own gratitude? Want to play along?!