In February I wrote about the 365 Grateful Project with a goal of taking one picture every day of something for which you’re thankful. I’ve taken at least one picture on most days, but I haven’t always organized them in such a way that they can be shared or are easily accessible. I think that’s why I’ve enjoyed the “Grateful Daily May Photo Challenge” started by Shipra Panosian Photography, a friend of Emily’s.
The May Photo Challenge provides a list of topics for daily photos to be posted on Instagram. The guidelines for the challenge are pretty simple:
Starting a Grateful Daily photo challenge with some friends and we’d love for you to join in. Guidelines: 1. Follow the daily prompt and use the hashtag #grateful_daily. The hashtag is to remind us to live out what the Bible teaches… ‘In everything give thanks’ and to be grateful for the beauty in our everyday lives. 2. Camera phone images only! Images don’t have to be taken that day but must be posted on prompt day.
On May 14th, Emily shared the following for the prompt “reflection”.
Day 14: #reflection – Today is a special day for me, and there couldn’t be a more perfect focus for today’s challenge. Today is my birthday, and it’s quite humbling to take a moment and reflect on the blessings, experiences, struggles, and celebrations of this past year. I am so grateful for this life I lead. I launched my Etsy shop, I got married, switched job titles, celebrated birthdays, dealt with illnesses of those we love, found peace and frustration in owning our home, made new friends, and let go of so many strongholds. So grateful for this chance to reflect and can’t wait to celebrate tonight and this weekend with those that love me so much. #grateful_daily #day14 #birthday #publixcakesareugly #impromptuphotoshoot
The 31 topics provide variety:
- b & w
- hard light
I jumped in the May Photo Challenge a little late with my first post on the 15th. I’m sure the thought behind the prompt b & w was to post a black and white picture, but that wasn’t what was on my mind.
And on Day 17 I posted,
Vegetables as decor on our table at Yardbird. Another great place to eat in Miami. #day17 #vegetable #grateful_daily #yardbird
It’s not too late to join that May Photo Challenge. Look for us on Instagram @mcdeea, @emilygracedesign, and @. And even if you don’t join the challenge, check out the photos of those participating. There are some incredibly talented photographers posting pictures daily, worth following.
I hope the photo challenge will continue beyond May. What a great way to focus on being grateful daily!