Magic in the mundane

June 22, 2015. A WELCOME INTERRUPTION. It was a typical hectic Monday when I was interrupted while photo editing our company newsletter. Frustrated because I couldn't find the photos I was looking for in my files, I began opening as many folders in my laptop in search of the elusive photos. That's when I accidentally came across this - a photo of my girls from years back. Seeing their innocent fresh young faces forced me to pause and just enjoy the moment. I allowed myself a few minutes of interruption to just look at their faces. It was the highlight of my day (well, next to the bag of potato chips and Twix I munched on afterwards).
June 22, 2015. A WELCOME INTERRUPTION. It was a typical hectic Monday when I was interrupted while photo editing our company newsletter. Frustrated because I couldn’t find the photos I was looking for in my files, I began opening as many folders in my laptop in search of the elusive photos. That’s when I accidentally came across this – a photo of my girls from years back. Seeing their innocent fresh young faces forced me to pause and just enjoy the moment. I allowed myself a few minutes of interruption to just look at their faces. It was the highlight of my day (well, next to the bag of potato chips and Twix I munched on afterwards).

August 12, 2015

Because this is my work place, I’ve done countless shoots here and take it for granted. Often, in my hurried pace to cross off all the items on my shot list, I fail to appreciate its beauty, even if it’s right under my nose. Some weeks back, amidst another hectic shoot schedule, I stopped to take a few snap shots throughout the day. Funny how I only realized that I actually missed these moments when I got home and started reviewing my photos. I was so focused on completing all the shots that I completely missed out on the experience of being in those moments. I told myself that I will make a conscious effort to be present in the moment next time–to take in the fresh aroma of the sea breeze, to bask under the glorious sunlight and feel the warmth on my cheeks, to look at and listen to the exotic colorful birds I will never see in the city, and just to appreciate the wondrous beauty of nature that surrounds me.

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