Gain Perspective – Look Back a Year Everyday

We all have quick access to a million photos. After your child is 1 year old, I recommend taking a daily glance at a year ago today to remind yourself how far your child and family has come.

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July 6, 2015
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July 6, 2014.

This is a new thing I am doing. I think back to all the school photos we had as kids. My mom kept them ordered in an album. But it wasn’t easy to look at.

We have all of this at our fingertips now, so why not start your day with a quick look at how your family was on the same day a year ago? I wonder if this is something I can do as they get older, and review 15 years back at once every morning. (Google or Facebook, can you please give me a tool to pull up photos on a single day from all years in my catalog?)

Even if its not the exact day, I am sure you have a photo from that week. It will be close enough. Time flies. Yeah right. Time crushes you into a little speck of dust on the “you are here” Universe map in your brain.  Seeing a quick glimpse of where I was a year ago reminds me that I am not simply present in today’s today, but in the today of every day I have ever lived. Life is not a line, but rather one big ball.

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