It seldom occurs to me to have the phone or camera handy for an event. I don't have thousands of pictures of our grandchildren on my phone (which is really odd, because we have the world's cutest grandchildren.) I'm not prone to stopping a lunch to share the latest 240 images of the kindergarten play or the first missing tooth or the first tooth grown in. And in reality I'm not always uber excited to see another person's 240 images of an event.
(But I love YOURS. I'm talking about other people - not you <3 )
Nonethless, there is a small bulletin board in my office which I intentionally placed to be seen while sitting at my desk - I see my sweet husband at his desk, Hunter in a beautiful park, Christa hugging Zoe, Tyler kissing Max, Emma on her first day of kindergarten, baby Simon - pics of the family. Those faces are important to me. When the day is lousy, or I am overwhelmed, or angered, or frustrated, or even wonderful - I can look at that bulletin board. And smile.
If it is true that we are what we eat, it must also be true that we are what we consume. I am always amazed at grown people who can spend hours on a game with the stated intent of killing the greatest number of people in the shortest amount of time. I am astonished at the number of hours that can be spent trolling the internet for such important images as a reality star's transformation, a celebrity without makeup, the grainy shots of a drive by shooting.
We see what we look for. Jesus said that where our treasure is, there will be our heart. Not the other way around. For those of us who need to be reminded of the goodness in the world, we would be well advised to look for it and not settle for what shows up in front of us. It may not always be easy to find, but matters of great worth seldom are.