The Instagram Effect

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I have been thinking lately about Instagram and it’s effect on the amount of “appreciative moments that I have”. When I used to travel with my friends we always reminded each other to stop and have an appreciative moment when we were doing something amazing like sailing around Sydney harbour or walking a beach in Thailand. Unfortunately, the appreciative moments were reserved for holidays….. Until Instagram came along.

Now I am constantly stopping to appreciate my surroundings and whipping out my phone to capture the moment.

Far from boasting about great experiences, I think it is great to see people really appreciating the simple things in their posts such as a hug with their sleeping child or a crisp glass of white wine at the end of the week. Instagram is vastly increasing the number of appreciative moments in our lives and keeping us all present in the moment. I for one am grateful for the “Instagram effect”.

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