I went to bed last night trying to figure out what I wanted to post this morning. It's Thanksgiving Day, most companies are closed and hopefully most of you have the day off. Thanksgiving has always been one of my favorite holidays, but as I've gotten older I've grown to be thankful for so many more things in my life.
One of those "things" is all of you who have supported the growth of SCU and so many different industry projects I'm involved with. For example, I've written a lot about giving back and the importance of being involved in your community. I had no idea of the level of interest on the topic until a couple of guest posts from Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep went over 10,000 reads this year.
Well, just in time for Thanksgiving, Gina Harris, president of NILMDTS, sent out the video below. I can't think of a better thing to add to this morning's post, than a message about an organization I couldn't be more proud of. When they asked me to be an "Ambassador" last year, I had no idea what it would mean to me, until all of you started to react and add to the support.
With help from so many different photographers, together we made September's recruitment month program one of the biggest and most successful in NILMDTS history. Now we've got another chance to help strengthen the organization.
There's nothing I could say or write that would have as much impact as this video, especially the section about the role we all play as a piece of the "puzzle". Please share this post with as many people as you can or just post the video or the link to donate on your own blog and let's help NILMDTS expand their reach even further.
Thank you for your support, your feedback and even your criticism when I go off track. I'm so proud to be a part of the photographic industry and as sappy as that might sound, those of you who know me personally, already understand there's no career field I'd rather be a part of.
Wishing all of you a safe, happy and healthy Thanksgiving! Appreciate everything you have, cherish your ability to make memories, but for today, just enjoy being in them yourself! And as always - make it a day to hug somebody you love!
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