Many of the good things that happened to me this year have to do with photography.
Experiencing the Carnival in Venice and the fall in Vermont.
Restoring an old photo for my mom's 80s birthday and learning new things almost every day.
But the one that really touched my heart is the volunteering project. Photographing girls at a boarding school. Spending time with a beautiful girl, who lives in a world where the court decided she'd be better not stay at home. A girl who in one of our meetings asked me if I ever hugged a tree. Because she sometime does. Just to GIVE it love.
A girl that has so much love to give and so few people she can give it to.
So I am thankful for getting a chance to know her. To give her just a tiny bit of the attention she deserves, and hopefully some nice memories to remember.
I am grateful my son comes home every day and can playfully swing by and kiss the top of my head (as he it way taller than I am ...). Grateful he never had to hug a tree.