Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Thoughts on My Gratitude Photos Project

As someone who enjoys putting my thoughts into words and someone who likes to capture feelings and emotions on camera, I found this project extremely difficult. I thought it would be easy. I have a lot of photos at my disposal, and I feel gratitude a lot. It seems like it would be easy to come up with thirty things for which I'm grateful.

Sure, I could find thirty photos of something I like, or that pleases me, but is that really gratitude?  I found many of my choices felt very superficial. Sure, I love a good hotel room, but is it something to be grateful for?  Yes, if you've stayed in bad hotel rooms, but it's not a cure for cancer.

As it turns out, I'm most grateful for those things I can't capture on camera. Feeling loved. Feeling included. A warm place to sleep. Having a choice in what I eat today. Family and friends. Having someone really know me and like me.

Those things aren't so easy to capture in a photograph, but they are the things for which I'm most grateful.

November 22-30 Gratitude Photos

Mass Transit


First Snow of the Season

Road Trips

Places of Reverence

A Good View


The Water

Train Villages