435 pictures

435 pictures

I’ll be honest.  I’ve been in a bit of a funk the last couple of days, and I know exactly why…

Jim and I celebrated our birthdays with a quick beach trip.  It was marvelous and so relaxing.  I have always seen my friends professional beach photo shoot pictures and thought that would be a cool thing to do. 

I booked a photographer, the highest ranking on the internet with lots of good reviews.  We had a two-hour photo session where we did some very specific shots I wanted and then we went to a spot she liked, and we did more there. 

Three weeks later I received a link to view the pictures.  Oh, my goodness!  I was so disappointed.  I told her as much. The next day she emailed me a file with all 435 pictures she had taken and there was not one that stood out as being a fabulous picture.  What a waste of time and money.  The disappointment affected my attitude for a couple days.  Then I came to realize that in the grand scheme of things, a bad photo shoot didn’t matter one little bit and I needed to get over myself.

Truth.  In my entire lifetime, the fact that I don’t have fabulous beach pictures is not important.  I have everything I need,

  • Health
  • Family
  • Love
  • Food
  • Clothing
  • Shelter
  • Income

For me, these are the things that count.  But I had to remind myself of that fact.

Sometimes we can get bogged down in the smallest of details.  We’ve all had our disappointments in life.  How we handle those occasions makes a difference in how our days will go.  We have a choice to let our troubles drag us down into the pity pit, or to recognize that in our whole life this is just a bump in the road.

Sort of like that old saying, “No use crying over spilled milk.”  Right?  What’s done is done.  The question posed to us is, What now?  How do we manage to move positively forward to climb out of our unsettled feelings of disappointment?

Try putting a small problem in perspective of the big picture to help you understand it probably isn’t that big of a deal.  Then start counting your blessings.  Once we can see how many wonderful things we have, a small disappointment disappears quickly.