Instagram and I were on a break until this week. When they changed their TOS I responded as if I were 14 years old and walked away. Refusing to listen to reason or accept any apology I deleted them from my phone and declared boldly to the world “I can do better”. Unfortunately like many decisions that are made in the heat of the moment that might’ve been less than true. I missed the fun of filters and the ease of use. I found myself taking less pictures. Those wonderful little moments that make life great began to go unnoticed and I drifted away from thanksgiving. I stopped seeing all the blessings in those little things.
When I let Instagram back in this week on a trial basis I found I was having fun. I took pictures of little things, random events and sweet smiles from my son. I experienced a great wave of thanksgiving as I was able to capture memories so easily with the aid of filters and frames. After a very intense, busy month it was nice to be reminded of little blessings and little moments. Those little moments are often what makes the day worthwhile and I think I’ve been overlooking them.
I need to remember to live intentionally and appreciate the little things as those things are gifts from God. Instagram helped me do that this week. The world we live in is fascinating and fierce, filled with opportunity and promise. I needed to remember to take a step back from the to do list and just look at what is happening around me. When I do I start to see where God is leading; I begin to notice and respond to the blessings and grace that is around me daily. That’s what is most important, isn’t it?