Looking back over our lives I think we sometimes realize we went too quickly past the best moments. Thankfully my little passion of photography lets me remember them in ways I could not appreciate in the heat of the moment. Sometimes I think it even lets me experience the moments more deeply.
A friend recently wrote about needing to remember to take time and pray. I could not agree more. For some of you effective prayer might come from reciting a rosary, others pure meditation on a devotional, or for some it could be a spontaneous outpouring of music. It is in any of the forms of prayer that we can appreciate God's works, experience his calming power, or petition him to give us strength to overcome our weaknesses. Use that prayer to focus your efforts at coming into communion with his will, so that your works can then match his guiding hand.
I'm trying myself to follow the sage advice of my friend...just like the struggle to capture a wonderful frame...it is never easy...each time is never the same...but each frame's unique moment can open a window of reflection as you look back that can change your future positively forever.
PS Techies...this is Mr K-5 screaming at F4, 1/8000 and ISO6400. He's not FF, but he's one good dude...edited in Aperture with a Dusted Warm preset and minor tweeks...