Life is like a camera. Just focus on what’s important, capture the good times, develop from the negatives, and if things don’t turn out – take another shot.
Much of how we feel in this life, regarding our state of happiness and life satisfaction, is determined by where we focus our attention. While there are definitely real challenges and unexpected life events that test us all, we’re also a resilient and adaptable lot. So why is it that some people, no matter what dire circumstances confront them, seem to stay upbeat and positive? The answer has everything to do with what they choose to focus on.
The virtue of the camera is not the power it has to transform the photographer into an artist, but the impulse it gives him to keep on looking - and looking.
Brooks Atkinson, Once Around the Sun
It is amazing what happens when you decide to focus on and enjoy what God gives us every day. It is easy to get so caught up in all your responsibilities that you forget to enjoy what you are doing. You can get so busy raising your children that you forget to enjoy them. You can get so caught up in cleaning your house, trying to pay for it, and remodeling it, that you forget to enjoy it.
When I keep my focus on every blessing that comes my way, like a friend’s message, a hug, a lesson, it makes me energized and empowers me to see what is important in life.
What the human eye observes causally and incuriously, the eye of the camera notes with relentless fidelity.