Happy Monday Friends! It’s Thanksgiving week…can you believe it?
I hope you are all taking some much needed time off this week to focus on the important things. While Thanksgiving is a time where we are supposed to be grateful, happy, and giving; we often get stressed and overwhelmed. We run around working till the last minute, shopping, baking, organizing, cleaning, and arranging. We have a million things to do, a million deadlines, and need to find time to fit in family. We get so sucked up in all these details, that we often forget to take time to slow down and appreciate this season.
I encourage you to stop where you are, take a deep breath, and think about what is urgent vs. important in your life. We all have a million things to get done, and let’s be honest….how often do you check EVERYTHING off your to do list? If you’re me, rarely. That’s because I consistently put too much on my plate and never leave enough time to get it all done. But here’s the thing….all those urgent tasks can often wait while I spend what little time I do have with my family and friends.
I especially feel this way around the holidays. Then I read this quote in Nancy Ray’s Contentment Challenge book.
This was what I needed to hear this week. Thank you Nancy!
We can say we’re grateful, make gratitude lists, and take time to recognize all the good in our life; but if we are spending the rest of our hours frustrated and anxious, are we really practicing a life of gratitude?
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I hope you all have a gratitude filled week!
One of the best things about my job is the friendships I make with my awesome clients! This couple is AWESOME! I don’t think I could emphasize that enough. Their friendship has been such a great blessing in my life, and I’m so thankful that photography brought us together.
I met them for the first time at Lake Herrick on the University of Georgia’s campus, and I could tell I from the beginning I was going to like these people! They pulled up in their car with their two big fur babies (Blossom and Miso).
Side Note: Anyone who wants to incorporate their dogs into their photo session wins extra bonus points right off the bat!
We spent time walking around Lake Herrick taking pictures as we walked the trail, and even took a moment to have a little bubble party with the dogs (see picture below)! Let’s just say the dogs were less than impressed with the bubbles.
Then we wrapped up our session with a little time in the UGA Founder’s Garden.
What I enjoyed most about this couple’s session was witnessing how joyful and playful they are with each other. These two have such a respect for their relationship and each other, and it shows in everything they do together. I will forever cherish this sweet session with these two.
Heather and Tyler, you both amaze me! Thank you for your wonderful friendship!