As I mentioned previously, I'm taking a class at Big Picture Scrapbooking called Picture Spring. In this class, we receive a prompt every day to look at things in your life with a new eye, and find the beauty in it to photograph. Everything was going along great, I was having a lot of fun looking at my life each day. One day you take a picture of what your life looks like first thing in the a.m.
Another day, you had to look up and find the beauty above you.
Still another day, you had to drop to ground level to find what rocks your world.
And then...the dreaded "SELF-PORTRAIT" day came. How many of us dread this challenge?? Tracey's email said "Spring is the season of renewal and rejuvenation. Beyond the blooms, our spirits feel alive! Today, as you soak it all in, capture yourself in a self-portrait. Celebrate yourself! You're worth the hoop-lah!"..... Right!!!!
But I refused to be intimidated. My reasoning to take this class was to grow in my photography skills. I needed to do this!!
So I stood in front of a mirror and turned my camera around and snapped away. I took countless pictures. And I give to you, a cropped version of the picture I submitted for the class.
I really don't like looking at pictures of myself but I have spent part of this morning thinking about why that is. And I've come to the conclusion that it has a lot to do with your life as you are growing up. I think many of us are told that it is vain if we like to look at ourselves. Vanity was sinful, as I recall. Isn't that interesting?? Because I am of the belief that in order to love another, you must love yourself. Maybe you can love yourself and not like looking at yourself. Is that it??
So after all my pondering this morning, and actually looking more closely at this picture, I've decided that those little crows' feet around my eyes are caused by the laughter in my life. So I will wear those crows' feet as a badge of honor, that I have a wonderful, laughter-filled, joyous life. A life that brings me peace and serenity. A life I am delighted to express gratitude for.
Are you like me? Do you dislike looking at pictures of yourself, but truly enjoy your life and all the laughter in it? Maybe all it takes is a change of attitude! Thanks for stopping by today.