Today marks the 1,095th day of this project. That's three years of writing three things I've learned each day and pairing them with my photography. That works out to roughly 3,285 things learned and more photographs than I can count. Whoa. This project has transformed my life. Somewhere midway through year one, THESE THREE THINGS became less of a practice and more of just what I do and who I am. I was recently asked what I do for self-care and this is exactly that. It is my deep practice to stay present. To soften. To listen. And to learn from you. Starting each day curious and really listening is humbling. Sometimes the greatest lessons come from watching frogs, a quick conversation at the checkout line, or from feeling that there couldn't possibly be anything of value to learn. But that's something too. Life is a series of catalysts and conclusions. It is in between these two points where the truth lies. In the ordinary moments ""on the way to something else."" Whether it is during grief, celebration, ambition, ambivalence, practice, these moments while we work and grow along the way count. THEY COUNT. These minutes are time. And time is precious. If you don't have a way to connect yourself to these moments, then join me. It is all valuable. Even the bad stuff. And as far as I can tell, it's all we've got. So if you are wanting to deepen, soften, be curious and introduce yourself to those minutes that pass while you are on your way to somewhere else, the time to start is now. I'm here every day. And I'm creating a place all its own for this project to live and grow. Write for yourself, share with those of us writing each day, have your practice be reading ours. Just find a way to be present. It's good over here.

What did you learn today? Join me by using the #thesethreethings and commenting below with your own These Three Things. I want to hear what you are learning, laughing about, and living through.