A while back, I remember reading about someone who spent a year choosing something everyday for which the individual was grateful (sorry, I don’t remember who it was). I thought this was an excellent idea, and decided to take a picture every day of something I was grateful for. I ended up making a photo journal from my pictures and believe it was a very enriching experience. This was in 2014, and I titled the journal “A Year of Being Grateful.” I didn’t quite accomplish my goal of taking a picture every day – some of the pictures I used were downloaded from the internet; some days/trips I had multiple pictures that I used throughout a month. But the project definitely made me more mindful of things, places and people that I am grateful for.
So I decided this year to do something similar, namely to take a picture every day of something or someplace where I see God. What does it mean to see God? To me, seeing something beautiful, seeing something breathtaking or inspiring, seeing something amazing – these are all times we see God. After all, we are living in his creation.
Finding God in all things is at the core of Ignatian Spirituality and is rooted in our growing awareness that God can found in every one, in every place and in everything. When we learn to pay more attention to God, we become more thankful and reverent, and through this we become more devoted to God, more deeply in love with our Creator. (Loyola Press)
My goal this year is to take pictures of things God created – not including pictures of people, although I certainly experience God through many different people in my life. And not things man-made, although there is certainly much art that points to God. I think this idea (Seeing God) fits in very well with the theme of “Signs” that God places “Along the Way”, so I will be sharing some of these photos from time to time. I hope you enjoy the photos I choose, and that you too will see God in them.