Today, I'm going to do something I've never done before.
I've decided to share <pieces of> an entry from my personal journal. Just to help things make sense, I have an instant camera that I use to take pictures from my day to add to my entries.
On another note, I have changed my blogging schedule and will only be posting once a week: Wednesdays. The newsletter will still be in your inbox each Saturday, though :)
I'm not quite sure what made me want to do this, but here we go...
August 31, 2016
I'm on a mission. So far, I'm not doing so well. I am trying to make the most of today, and focus less on tomorrow, but it's so hard not to look ahead and wonder. I'm excited about my ideas for the future. I'm praying and thinking about it all of the time, and that makes it hard to stop and look at today. And when I do, it's usually to wish that it would speed up.
I want to make the most of this moment.
The picture above was supposed to be a blue sky with fluffy, pink clouds. But I had the camera on the wrong setting, causing the photo to print black. The film is super expensive, so I immediately began thinking of a creative way to make it something worth keeping. Then, I had to decide how to use the photo as a journal prompt which made me realize, I want to do that with moments.
I want to draw on them, make my mark, make the most of them, because moments ARE too expensive to waste--priceless, even. Not only that, but I want to count my stars. The blessings I've been given get pushed out of my mind too often so that I can dream of my future.
No more dreaming. Dreaming is sleeping. Open your eyes, count your stars, paint the skies. Tonight.
Don't wait for the pink clouds of tomorrow; they may never come. But tonight, you have a dark sky that's at your fingertips and much too precious to ignore.
What are you waiting for?