Tomorrow is November 1st and it’s inevitably the time that we all start to think about the things for which we’re thankful. Sure, we should do that all year, but I think it’s a nice reminder to stop and give it some thought. So, I’ve decided to join Click It Up a Notch and take the Instagram November Challenge this year, sharing a photo per day of something for which I’m thankful throughout the month of November. I know a lot of people who post these things on Facebook in November and other social media sites, but I’ve never seen it done in photos, so I think it’s a pretty cool idea and one I can probably manage. I’ll do my best to remember anyway. 😉
I also think it’s a really important practice to recognize the things that are good in your life. So many people go through their days worried about what will happen or what is going on at the moment and don’t stop to realize all the wonderful things they have going for them. I don’t want to be one of those people and I like to think that my life is pretty wonderful. So, why not share it? It might brighten someone else’s day as well. Gratefulness = happiness in my book.
So, if you’re up for it, join me and many, many others for the Instagram November Challenge! Post a photo a day and use the hashtag #30thankfuldays. Follow me if you’d like. I’ll be sharing my grateful moments 🙂 (http://instagram.com/madasanc)
Now, up for an even bigger challenge? Click It Up A Notch and many others are also taking part in Project 365. The point is to take a photo a day and improve your photography skills. You can’t get better if you don’t practice, right? I’m pretty sure my first month of photos (which starts tomorrow!) will all be related to the November Challenge, but the rest may be just everyday life moments and I think that’s pretty awesome. I’m not sure yet if I’ll be posting one per day or just a weekly post with photos from the week. I’m leaning toward the latter for now because of my schedule, but I am pretty excited to get more time with my camera and to improve my photography. Some photos will probably come from my iPhone, but I’m ok with that. It has a great camera, too.
And who knows? In this whole process, I’m sure we might even get a “frameable” photo out of this deal.
Are you up for it?