As I unpacked my suitcase when I arrived home from Shutter Sisters Oasis, I came across a moleskin journal that I had received while there. I took it out, set it on a table near my couch and went about my business. A few days later, I had heard something that I didn’t want to forget, so I quickly reached for the journal, grabbed a pen and wrote down what I had heard, words that had really resonated with me: Whatever follows the two words “I am” is going to come looking for you. I had to write them down. Those words were too powerful not to remember. Then, because they moved me so, I wanted others to feel their power as well, so I grabbed my phone, snapped a photo and shared it on Instagram.
It’s been a few weeks now and surprisingly, I find myself writing something in that journal almost daily. Even better, I’ve noticed in doing so I’m feeling more calm and more centered. For someone with A.D.D. like me, that’s a big deal. When I think it’s something that should be shared, I again grab my phone, snap a photo and share it on Instagram. Not only are these words beautiful to me, but the comments I’m getting on my shared words have been awesome: Thank you for this today; Keep ’em coming!; You have no idea how much I needed this today. Aren’t words just beautiful? What a gift.
Today, write some words of beauty that mean something to you. You can use pen and paper, chalk on a sidewalk, lipstick on a mirror. Then, take a photo with your camera or phone and share them with us. If you want to share your beautiful words on Instagram, be sure to hashtag them using #thewrittenwords so we can feel their beauty, too. You can find me on Instagram at chris_sneddon.