.. the eyes of the my children.
As part of my children’s fine art I have them take photo’s. My daughter has got a great camera that is bang resistant and water resistant in case it falls into a puddle. Essentially it is kid proof. I have created photo blogs for the both of them to share their photo’s with their teacher.
But I got a thought today as I was uploading a few of their best photo’s to their blogs. Their view of the world and my new quote of the week (to the right). I wondered to myself if one reason why we miss the opportunities to do good in the world is because at that moment we have a sour view of the world. We may have just received a call from our mother in law or a bill collector. Or we may have ran into our bank manager while shopping for a new flat screen T.V. or/and found out that our mother in law is great friends with our bank manager. Whatever the reason we sometimes find our self in a ‘this world is out to get me’ state of mind. When we are there we are not in a very helpful I AM MY BROTHERS KEEPER high positive energy space so chances are when we see a need we say ‘bah humbug!’ in our own chosen words.
So then, if we see the world as out to get us then maybe a good way to change how we feel is to change the way we view the world. This is where a camera is good. This is where giving a kid a camera is better. I think kids see parts of the world we pass by without notice. A tree stump or a mushroom or rain become something beautiful. Even something to appreciate.
I’ll share my children’s blog with you too in case you want to see:
If you notice there are not too many photo’s in there. I have to admit I only put the good flix in. Most of Elan’s pics looks something like this:
or like this:
However, I do like the fact that she is really looking at the world. Like, really looking. Obviously very closely too. I hope that putting a camera in front of her eyes at 7 years will train her brain to never stop seeing the interesting things in everything and in doing so maybe she will never develop a sour view of the world so that she can always take the opportunity to help another out.
How do you change the way you see the world when you are all grump-a-lump? I wouldn’t mind knowing because I am up to try most ways.