Thanksgiving Thoughts

With Thanksgiving around the corner, I find myself hoping I will taste the perfect turkey and fixings (again) this year. Meanwhile, I’m sure those who know me best are just hoping I won’t be the perfect turkey (again) this year!

Le Crueset - Kerland Commons, Scottsdale

Le Crueset – Kerland Commons, Scottsdale

Fall is always glorious in Arizona, and, with the holiday season catapulting towards us, I’m giving thanks for the opportunity to get out and enjoy photographing a small sample of the Grand Canyon State’s seemingly always interesting people, scenery, and places. It’s also provided the opportunity to continue to attempt to refine my digital art and fine art photography skills.

Back in 2011, the year I started writing about the joy and healing power of photography, I shared some of my Thanksgiving thoughts that November. I reviewed it today, and found myself in the same frame of mind. I’ll wrap up today’s post with the same words that concluded that initial Thanksgiving post.

When we embrace that there is one greater than us, it is much easier to look for the blessings in our lives at all times. It is much easier to be humble in our victories and hopeful when we face great challenges. It is much easier to understand the importance of giving thanks always.

Anthem Community Park

Anthem Community Park