Exploring the joy of “Now”

Have you ever had the feeling that you plan too much? It’s not a bad thing, really. It’s just that you may be missing out on some of the greater things happening at the precise moment you’re plotting your schedule, and you’re missing a lot if all you do is plan all the time.

Planning is a great way to accomplish future goals. It’s part of life and work and almost everything as we know it. But does it ever occur to you that you may have been missing out on the simple joys that are happen every minute of your life, that you’re missing out on them NOW?

There are just some things that you can’t plan. Like the way the sunset is going to look like or the look on a kid’s face when he tastes his ice cream

Credits: grazie, fotobes & phiphu

Then, there’s the possibility of spotting a group of friends having the time of their lives while they’re on vacation. Imagine the many photos and memories they may be taking home with them.

Credits: cyanwater, adzfar & shoujoai

Or the simple buzz of the street you criss-cross through on your daily commute to work. It’s the small details that we think are not important but can make us appreciate every moment if we just use our senses.

Credits: janagitana, cyanwater & tamsoam

Planning is great. But have you ever wondered how you can plan what’s going to happen now? Or the next minute, hour, or day? It’s a good thing that we can capture those spontaneous moments of joy with just a click of the shutter.So go ahead, grab an analogue camera and enjoy the things that are happening around you, now!

written by cheeo on 2014-05-07 in #lifestyle #lomography #street #now #joy

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