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The small things

Plastic shadows. A plastic bag on the counter. (Photo credits: Vivian Chan)

I’ve been thinking about the concept of balance lately and living a full life. Most of us are all too familiar with the old adage to remember to “stop and smell the flowers” once in a while. It may be cliché and obvious, but I really do believe it’s as simple as that. Finding balance and happiness is in the moment, and yet, it’s a life-long commitment of collecting strings of those moments. Amazing things happen when we take the time to observe, notice, and fully experience the smaller things in life, throughout our lives – and it does require a commitment.

It’s surprisingly easy to get caught up in the harried pace of relationships, work, family, and other commitments. Worse still, we fall prey to a later-when mentality, where we think we will do something we want or find happiness later, when _______. Later, when I buy a house, land a job, get a raise, find a boyfriend or girlfriend, buy those shoes, then, I will (fill in the blank). But why not now?

The best part is that living in the moment doesn’t have to involve some major life altering event. It can be so simple and done right where you are, where ever you are.

For myself, I’ve been trying to capture those moments in photography. Below are a few of my moments.

Room with a view. A bedroom.

Wooden steps in the sun... the wonderful sun.

Morning coffee (Photo credit: Pietro Gagliano)

Computer in repair, waiting for the screws to go back in

Frosted glass

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