Roughly a year ago, after completing the 100 happy days challenge, I decided to take it a little further by embarking on a lifelong photo-a-day project. I don’t claim to be any sort of photography expert—and am an apprentice amateur at best—but I loved the challenge of finding something special everyday, something about which to be grateful. We all live in such a cluttered, fast-paced, and “busy” world—and I know I certainly take on way more than I should—that it was such a comfort for me to pause for a few minutes everyday, and see the beautiful things in my life. It’s now become quite the habit, and many of my friends know exactly what I mean when I pull out my phone and say, “Excuse me, I have to take this for my photo-a-day project.” And on some days, there are so many wonderful things going on that I have to decide on just the one photo (which is when I sometimes “cheat” and use multiple frames to feature them all).
Moore, Thomas, Irish Melodies: Edition for Ireland (Dublin: James Cornish, 1857).
This year, as I’m so far away from home, my English housemate and her family—in their kindness and generosity—are having me over for Christmas. They’ve even given me a stocking to join their throng!
Wishing you all a joyous time over this festive season (from an English village in the West Midlands)!