The only thing I knew to do was to put my focus on my blessings and not to dwell on the adversity that I was facing. I remember that day looking out the window and knowing that I wanted to memorize how I was feeling. It was one of the most difficult days of my life. I told myself that if I could get through this, I would never take another day for granted again. The fear was overwhelming.
I glanced at the books sitting on the mantle. I had arranged the vignette on a more carefree day. I grabbed my camera and I snapped the photo.
Today, just looking at this image strengthens my faith, because that adversity is behind me now. I have this photo in a frame, sitting on my desk. When I look at this image, the feelings of fear that I faced that day come rushing back. I am thankful that I memorized the life lesson, a reminder never to take today for granted.
Is there a photograph that memorized a life lesson for you? Do you keep it nearby to reflect on it's wisdom?