Have you been to Chuck E. Cheese's? It has photo booths in which you sit for a picture, and it comes out as a computer simulated drawing. James and I took this one a few months ago, and I love it. When I look at it, I still feel him all warm and cuddly in my lap.
We went to Chuck E. Cheese's last weekend, and James wanted to take another photo. Only this time, James didn't want to sit in my lap. He wanted to be in the photo by himself. Alrighty then. The problem is James is too short to sit on the bench and be in the photo's frame, so I tried to get him to kneel on the bench. James insisted on sitting. While I practically wrestled him into position, the camera clicked and this is what we got--a blurry, uncentered photo in which James is not all there.
James scampered away from the photo machine, and I looked for a trash can to toss the photo. Then I looked at it again and stuck it in my purse. It reminded me of my mental state some days. Instead of being fully present, my worries blot me out, and I get through my day only half there.
So I'm going to keep these photos as a reminder of what I need to work on this year. I need to keep my worries in check so I don't let all the good things pass without truly appreciating them.
5 days ago