Welcome 2014. I will be grateful.

In fifteen (ish) hours we welcome in 2014, this year I am planning to spend the entire year photographing all I am thankful for.  Not every image will show shiny happy examples because we all know some of the hardest moments in our lives lead to the greatest gifts or lessons. A few years ago a very special friend gifted me the book One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voscamp. It changed my focus and is the inspiration behind this 2014 Photo project.  The big, the little, all the inbetweens will fill an album marked 2014.  I will be grateful.

 I was excited to find out one of my very favorite photographers and treasured friend Jennifer from JellyBean Pictures is also using 2014 to work on  Project: Gratitude  <— click there to go to the FB page and join in the fun. This is a space for everyone to share the moments of your life that you thankful for. No pressure, not need to be a professional anything. Just be a real live person living life and looking for the good.

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Grateful for this day. Traditions, family and lots of laughter.

“Gratitude for the seemingly insignificant—a seed—this plants the giant miracle.”
― Ann VoskampOne Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are