Gratitude Project #5--Ordinary Stuff

"Never forget how easy it is to forget.
I wish I could tell my younger self: Make a photo diary before you leave this place! You think you won’t forget, but you will! Instead of taking photos of unusual sights, take a photo of the most usual sights. In the future, you’ll be a lot more interested in seeing a photo of your dorm-room closet or your laundromat than seeing a photo of the Louvre."
—Gretchen Rubin

This week, I'm following Gretchen's advice and taking pictures of ordinary stuff. I don't know about you, but taking pictures always makes me feel more grateful.

Here are some pictures my husband took a long time ago of one of my kids who had a lot of trouble falling asleep. It used to frustrate me to have him fight sleep every single night. Now I think these pictures are funny, and I'm so glad my husband took pictures of ordinary, every day events.

Sleeping beside the bed

A boring book did the trick this time.

This time he chose to sleep in a box with his bum on the pillow
For more sleeping pictures, see this post.


  1. He's a cutie!! I need to go around the house and make a few pictures of ordinary things too. Thanks for a reminder of what's truly important!


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