The last several months have turned our worlds upside down. They have been full of loss for so many. Loss of family, loss of friends, loss of jobs, loss of civility. It can be impossible to bring our attention elsewhere in the midst of so much loss yet we must take a moment to find our joy and our shared humanity. It is the only way to keep moving forward.
As Mahatma Ghandi says, "In the midst of darkness, light persists." What is the light in your darkness?
When we pause to reflect and focus on what matters, we will find our light. As a company, we were built around focusing on what matters. We've taken thousands of photos in our lives and spent hours poring through family archives, sharing photos with friends and exploring history through photos.
There have been thousands of beautiful landscapes, sunsets, sunrises, mountains, lakes and oceans. Yet, when we look at these beautiful scenes, what comes into focus is the memories they evoke of times shared with loved ones. The best photos are always the candid moments that bring the people we love into focus.
For the Beagle FX family, we have been fortunate to spend the past several months working remotely, closer to those we love. In our small home away from home, space was limited and too much togetherness occasionally bubbled up. But we found our light in the darkness. We reflected on many happy moments shared in that space with loved ones who have gone. We built new happy memories with our little one working on swimming lessons, fishing, and imagination.
Most importantly, we watched the littlest beagle build incredible memories with grandparents, great aunts and uncles and cousins (while practicing social distancing and taking precautions). We brought what matters most into focus for the little beagle. We turned uncertainty and scary changes into a new and exciting adventure. We created light in the darkness.
Join us in reflecting on who and what matters most to you. The question I ask myself each day is, "Am I doing this because it brings me joy or because I feel I should?" Find your joy and bring it into focus.