Gratitude & other things

posted on: 5.08.2012

shoes: shi | high waist Levi's: Ouna's Closet | shirt: XXI | lipstick: 'flamenco' by radiant cosmetics 
School days are almost gone and I couldn't be happier.
I've been pondering a lot about life & time... (photography analogy coming, you've been warned!)
Cameras have the ability to capture a moment, a moment that stands still.
You only see that moment, not what happened before or what happens after that moment.
This moment is not everlasting but it is real.
I can relate to that. I'm only a snapshot of God's plan.
I'm gonna die one day... actually, each day I'm closer to my death.
And no, don't take out your violin just yet!
Pause and be grateful for the breaths you've taken and the mercy you've experienced
Thank You, Abba, for allowing me to type these words. Forgive me for believing I have tomorrow.

We don't have tomorrow, so make this moment, this snapshot, count.

Currently grateful for:

  1. The beautiful morning devotions with the Lord; nothing like His presence
  2. God's voice
  3. Summer 2012 and the memories I'll be able to make with the people I love
  4. Finishing this semester
  5. Family time
  6. My grandma (her diagnosis, treatment & recovery process)
  7. 11 years of unfailing greetings from my dog
  8. Photo shoots, film adventures & new camera equipment
  9. Letters from all over the world headed to my mailbox
  10. The people God has surrounded me with in this moment in time
  11. Seeing L in a month
  12. The blogging community
  13. Working in the fashion industry & being light
  14. Your provision
  15. Love; being loved and loving.

    What are you grateful for?

How do you know what your life will be like tomorrow? Your life is like the morning fog--it's here a little while, then it's gone. James 4:14
Man is like a breath; his days are like a passing shadow.
Psalm 144:4

14 Smiles:

  1. I totally agree. Lately I've been thinking about how non-permanent I am. We only have so much time, and we don't know how much we'll get, so we have to love God and others as much as we can.

    Nice post!! :)

    - Erin :)

  2. Right on, girl. Awesome analogy. Every moment is such a precious gift!

  3. This is a beautiful, beautiful post. You truly have such a wonderful spirit and I'm blessed to have met you in this crazy, blogging world. When I read, "Forgive me for thinking I have tomorrow." I actually stopped and my jaw dropped. I just never really thought about it. I just always expect to wake up tomorrow and have that time. Thank you so much for blessing me with your words, Ashley. I am grateful for people like you.

    - Katelyn

  4. Wonderful thankful list! I'd echo many of those things as well. (Especially the end of the semester!) =D

  5. Beautiful post.

    We indeed are not promised a tomorrow.
    I'll make the most of the moment of today.

    I'm thankful for...

    Honest heart to hearts.
    A friend who left a Christ centered legacy and is now with Daddy God.
    Flowers blooming.
    Momma hugs.
    Little child smiles.
    And many other little things that are actually not little at all.

  6. oh my goodness. you are seriously one of the most beautiful people on the planet. Happy to hear school is almost over. good luck finishing up!

  7. Lately I keep coming back to being thankful for the Godly women in my life. The one's I do church with, the ones I meet through blog world. I'm constantly in a state of inspiration to serve God's beautiful women because of the passion I see pouring out of those around me. This of course includes you my dear! and this post! Simple. Powerful. Truth! x

  8. I love your positivity so much. Very inspiring! And you are simply gorgeous! So happy I found your blog :)

  9. I am SO grateful for this blog, first of all.
    I love being your friend and being one of those letters going to your mailbox.
    And I love God and what He's teaching me.
    So much.

  10. You are so pretty. The camera is lookin' good too.;]

  11. 11 years of unfailing greetings from my dog.

    hehe... dogs are great aren't they?

  12. Such a wonderful post! Your outfit is adorable!

  13. YOU ARE SO CUTE!!!


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