Tuesday, July 12, 2011


I was thinking the other day about how much I love photos. Pictures are magical in my opinion. Have you noticed that they almost always seem to capture the best times in your life. Everytime I'm feeling a bit down which seems to be quite a bit lately I love to just pull out some and sit down and look at all the wonderful things that have happened throughout my life. It's amazing to remember all the people who have shared moments of your life. It's hard sometimes when you get stuck in this rut in your life and you feel like everything sucks and you've done nothing exciting and everything that could go wrong has and how is it that you can even still get up in the morning and function. I know that not everyone can relate with me on some of my feelings towards life but there are some of you that will read this and just know exactly where I'm coming from. Five years ago my life changed in a way I never could have forseen. Nothing could have prepared me for what I was about to face. Surprisingly I made it through but not untouched. This event made me realize how fragile life is and how we should always live our life in a way where we can live with no regrets. I know that's pretty impossible so I had decided that I would do my best to enjoy every day and try not to stress over the little things. Now as you all know life goes on (even when you don't want it to) and it becomes hard to figure out what things are worthy to stress over. Now I did good for a while but then got caught up in life and decided to just hand out stress like it was nothing. I get all caught up in my problems that I forget to see the blessings that are right in front of me. So with all that said I have decided to recommit myself to my thoery of enjoying life and living in the moment. My husband looked at me like I was completly insane but I have decided to do some exciting things and not think about it to much because from what I've learned so far from my photographs is that memories are priceless. And I don't want to wake up some day thinking I wish I had done it. I read this article the other day and loved this part of it. "Happiness as I understand it-and there is much disagreement on this, I know- happiness is not something you seek, but rather the by product of doing things that make you happy. I think this applies pretty well whether you define happiness as momentary hedonic pleasure or deeper, longer-lasting fulfilment. In either case, you can't "try" to be happy; you do things that will make you happy as a result. To put it another way, you can't try to find happiness; happiness will find you when you do things you enjoy."

1 comment:

Burnhams said...

Hey Melisa! I just found your blog through Angela's Your little ones are so cute! I hope all is well! I am glad you all made it through the tornados!