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Tuesday, November 3, 2009


A picture is worth a thousand words.

I'm a photographer... so of course I agree.
I spend a HUGE amount of time, taking what I hope are "thousand word" pictures.
Pictures that will bring back memories...
that will be a snapshot of what life is like RIGHT NOW.

I'm doing a MASSIVE amount of editing this week, and with each picture, I recall a certain moment of time, the feelings that I had, the emotions that the couples showed. Each photo takes me back... I find myself lost deep in the snapshot of THAT MOMENT.

It got me thinking...
What if I was to take a snapshot of MY life right now.
What if I were to freeze time for just a moment.
What would be in that snapshot? What feelings, emotions, hopes and dreams would come out as I looked at this snapshot of my life several years down the road?
So here is my figurative snapshot of my life... RIGHT NOW.

I would definitely be smiling. One of those big, goofy, practically laughing smiles that almost makes you hear the sound of a chuckle. Life is good. And even when it isn't, I choose to smile anyway. Someone once told me, you have a choice every morning when you wake up. Are you going to be happy? Or not? I choose to be happy. I have to admit, that I don't always succeed. I am not always the happiest clam. But I make an effort to laugh on a regular basis. To smile and try to see the best side of things.

I would probably have a little twinkle in my eye. That mischievous twinkle that says you are up to something... that you have a secret plan that the world will only find out about when you're ready to reveal it. That twinkle of excitement of knowing that you can conquer the world... even if no one else thinks it's possible.

I'd be standing up... Because my life is fast paced, and always on the go. It seems I rarely have time to sit down and rest.

One foot might be off the ground, because it seems that at this point in my life, I can't ever land with BOTH feet on the ground... one is always ahead of the other :)

And... my head might POSSIBLY be in the clouds... Because I am that girl. The one that doesn't even realize someone is talking to me because I am lost in thought... the one that at any given moment has 4 million dreams and possibilities running through my head, the one that thinks happy endings really DO exist... and mine is coming.

I most definitely would be surrounded by people I love. Because that's how it's supposed to be. After 24 years of living, I am starting to understand that in a way I never have before. I see the value of wonderful, real people. And I am so blessed to say that even on the days when I feel down and alone... I know that I am not. I know that I have great people who love me. Really really love me.

So yes, I know that a picture is worth a thousand words, but today, there are just words.
What would your snapshot look like right now?


Jennifer Pinkerton said...


Your thoughts make me wonder what my snapshot would be. Thanks for sharing.


Bianca said...

Sitting at my desk, butt glued to chair, lather, rinse, repeat.

Ugh. Being busy is SO overrated.

Carroll said...

Loved your blog today Diandra. I'm one of those silent people in the shadows of your life. Always believing, hoping, trusting, praying and loving you from afar.
Stay sweet! Grammie

Jordan said...

Great post! That makes me think of what my snapshot would be . . . smiling but with a hint of being in deep thought, on the go, and with my family!