Here in the USA it is the day before Thanksgiving, and I thought I would take a few moments to write down some of the things that I am thankful for. It is easy to go on about our lives without stopping for reflection or to say a quiet ‘thanks’ to those around us who are special in our lives, so take the time to have reflection more often than not.
I am thankful for my loving and supportive family.
I am thankful for Leslie, who loves me unconditionally.
I am thankful that I have a business that I love and am able to earn a living at.
I am thankful that I have customers who wish to spend their time and resources with me in such beautiful and wild places.
I am thankful for my health.
I am thankful that I have more work than I can probably deal with, even though it may affect the item right above this one. ;-)
I am thankful for a roof over my head, for food to eat and for water to drink.
I am thankful for infrequent meals on airplanes that are actually edible.
I am thankful for Gore-Tex, microfiber, VX-21 (look it up) and soft fleece.
I am thankful for autofocus.
I am thankful for histograms with visible borders on the sides (Canon are you listening?)
I am thankful for such awesome post processing tools, such as Adobe Lightroom and all of the Nik Software plugins.
I am thankful for color management, because if it didn’t exist I would have hung myself by now.
I am thankful for an office full of incredible printers and papers. I have no excuse not to have high quality prints.
I am thankful for safari and workshop participants who smile and who appreciate all of the sights, smells and sounds of journeys.
And more than anything, I am thankful for God for allowing me to breathe every day.