This post was a “Gallery of Gratitude” that expressed my appreciation of those near and dear to my heart. This idea was inspired by the first photo coach that I worked with and had a deep influence in who I am as a photographer today. Lynford Morton of Phototour DC offers Photo Coaching and photo walkabouts in Washington D.C. He is someone that is continuously reinventing himself, finding creative ways to keep photography learning fresh and accessible to many people. From offering local meetup outings, to regular webinairs that anyone can join around the world.
The idea that Lynford Morton presented is that we should all create a “Gallery of Gratitude” showing photos of people, things or places that we are thankful for.
On Lynford’s PhotocoachPro blog, he eloquently proposes the idea of the Gallery of Gratitude as a Modern Day Thanksgiving. Borrowing the idea from Seth Godin, Lynford expands the idea for a photo gallery.
“This is a time that we can visually share with others those people that have had a positive influence on our lives. Encouraging us to be a better person and supporting us through challenging times. It is these people, and yes, places and things that we can be truly grateful for. Our busy lives cause us to go as fast as possible, buzzing from one thing to the next. But life has no true meaning if you don’t slow down and think about what is truly important.”
HERE’S THE OPPORTUNITY FOR YOU – Create a Gallery of Gratitude and post it on your blogs. Use the category Gratitude so that our stories can be shared. Link back to this post so that I can share it as well.
For myself, there are so many that I am thankful for, but the most important is my dear and loving husband who tolerates my constant photo field trips in the wee hours of the morning so that I can bring birds to your home. His constant support in so many ways is unwavering, and for this, I am eternally grateful.
Along with my darling dearest, I am fortunate to have a special, and hardworking person that takes care of the little details in life to help keep my life worry free. It is because of these two that I’m able to be free to explore whenever possible.
I will be continuing this pictorial “Gallery of Gratitude” on MY FACEBOOK PAGE in the next few days, so click over and join me in sharing the special treasures in our lives.