November in the US brings the holiday of Thanksgiving.
This can be a reminder that it’s so important to always be thankful – no matter what month of the year it is or where in the world you live.
What can thankfulness in photography look like? We can be thankful for our family and friends who support us in our photography journey. We can be thankful for mentors who have taken the time to share tricks and tips to capture a similar photo or technique we admired. Being grateful is recognizing things that bring us joy and photography is our way of turning that joy into something that will last forever. As photographers we constantly look for things we can turn into a beautiful image. In turn, those beautiful images can bring joy and gratefulness to those who follow our 365 journeys.
Taking a photo a day, like we do, really trains us to pause and really appreciate our surroundings – people and things alike. When we take a few moments out of our day to capture the prompt, we really get daily opportunities for mindfulness which really can translate into gratefulness.
Life can get stagnant; it can get boring, busy, and dull sometimes. Sometimes, for very long periods of time. If that is a place where you find yourself from time to time, sit down and make a list of things you can be thankful for. Here are some ideas to help get you started: family and friends, pets, favorite places, learning something new, creativity, comfort, color, music, laughter, and love.
We are so thankful for each one of the 365 Picture Today members! We are so grateful that you are all here sharing this journey with us!