I am Thankful
I am thankful for so much. Really and truly.
I'm thankful for my soulmate, Shannon. And equally thankful for my precious two girls - Emma and Audrey.
I'm thankful for the unconditional love of our extended families. And the kindness of good friends and total strangers.
I'm thankful for my health, happiness and home.
I'm thankful for the small blessings that life dishes out. And I'm also thankful for those disguised blessings that come to me in the way of challenges, hurt, disappointment, obstacles, roadblocks.
I'm beyond thankful for the deep and abiding love, mercy and grace of a personal God. And the wisdom of clay modeling.
I am thankful for my purpose in life, love and laughter.
I am so grateful to be alive and living in this 21st century.
I am thankful to be a professional photographer and embrace and model all that means - to myself and those I photograph.
I am thankful for my gifts of vision, mission and passion.
I am thankful for all my new friends on Twitter and appreciate all of this collective wisdom that inspires me to action, dig deeper, be a stronger person.
I am thankful for this 55 year old body. And 25 year old pair of eyes.
I am thankful for all of the glorious globetrotting experiences I've had over a 30 year career.
I am thankful for my high calling in portraiture and the privilege of connecting with other sojourning human beings - even if momentary.
I am indebted to all who have touched me in life. And touched me deeply.
I am obliged and beholden to this world's collective karma.
I am thankful for my ever so small part in making the universe a better place for our children.
Today, especially this day, I am full to the brim with gratitude and appreciation.
Thank you world. Thank you creator. Thank you family and friends. Thank you loved ones. Thank you colleagues and collaborators.