After what seems to be an eternity, Instagram has landed on Android. What is Instagram? Only one of the hottest IOS apps out there.
But I’m sure you, being a blog-reading, internet savvy homosapien, already knew that.
And now it’s all mine which means I can take all sorts of artsy pictures and put them on the internet for all of my 15 followers to see. Truthfully, I’m using it because all of the cool people I know use it (and I know a lot of cool people).
As I’ve begun my Instagramming, I’ve given myself a goal: to take at least one Instagram photo a day.
This may not seem that crazy, but as much as I love pictures, I have to force myself to take them. Also, my life…not that interesting.
I was struggling on day two of having Instagram. But as day three rolled around, I started seeing the world around me a bit differently. I started thinking outside of the box (or 8 MP camera lens in this case).
Truth is, I think my life is more beautiful than I give it credit for. And the same is probably true for your own life.
Loving Where You are Right Now
Maybe you’re waiting for the day when your life becomes interesting. Maybe you think if I could just reach this point, then I will have a life worth talking about.
It’s good to have goals and dreams for the future. But you can’t live life waiting for the future to happen. You can’t spend your time telling people what you are going to do. People are far more concerned with what you HAVE done and what you ARE doing.
Your life, in its current state, might not be good. It might not be easy. It may just suck all around. You still have to live it. One day, it will simply be a part of a grander story. Do you want to look back at 2012 and see it as a wasted, uneventful void in your timeline?
There will never be another 2012. The place you’re at, the decisions you are making, you will never get the opportunity to redo them. So accept it. Embrace the present. Find the beauty, even in the pain.
Your Life is a Story
As I’ve begun to look at all the little details around me, trying to find daily Instagrams, I’ve realized something; each piece of my life has a story behind it. The different parts represent sentences, paragraphs, and chapters in the book of Timothy (not to be confused with the Biblical books).
To a stranger, the watch on your wrist might look tacky or old fashioned. For you, it may be the last thing your dad gave you before passing away.
If you start seeing the reasons behind your life, the whole thing starts making a lot more sense.
If you stop to think how you got from point A to point B, you see there is a lot to learn. And there is so much to remember.
And your life becomes a lot more unique.
It becomes infinitely more interesting.
The Life You Live
There’s a good chance I don’t know you. I don’t know where you come from or what you’ve done. But I can tell you this:
Your life is beautiful.
That may sound cheesy. Okay, it is a little cheesy but whatever. The fact that you are here, that you live, breath, and think is a miracle. So many different factors and figures had to fall in place so YOU could be exactly where you are right now.
And that is a wonderful story in itself.
So I recommend appreciating your life daily. Even when it hurts. Take a moment to recognize where you are right now. To appreciate the small details so easily overlooked.
As seemingly insignificant as today might be, it is still a part of your story. Make it interesting.
And if you have a moment, take a picture. Remember it. Then move on.
(See that artsy picture up there ^^^. That’s only a taste of my Instagramming. To follow me on my picture perfect journey, find me @thetimsnyder. If you don’t have Instagram, you can just follow me on Twitter. If you don’t have Twitter, like my Facebook page. If you don’t have Facebook, well, how do you even know how to use a computer?)