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A Month of Gratitude

A new photo project for November

Tomorrow begins a new month, and it also marks the first time I am without a photo-taking project in almost a year and a half. Or, I should say, it would have marked that occasion, but I decided instead that a month-long project was in order.

November is the month of Thanksgiving here in the U.S., and while it’s not really my style to spend the holiday enumerating my blessings, I do think that there is always room for a little gratitude in my life.  That is why I’ve decided to spend November pointing my lens at the people, places, and objects which bring me joy.

I’m not one to get too deep, and I think it goes without saying that I am profoundly grateful for the big things – my family, my health, my home – which is why I expect that I’ll focus more on the little things for this – my morning cup of coffee, a favorite knitting pattern, pigtails on bad hair days… And, oh, alright, there will probably be some of the big things sneaking in there, too.

I’d like to invite you to join me.  I’ve created a flickr group for the occasion. Submissions are limited to 7 photos per week, so pick your one favorite image each day.  You can explain the image in detail, link to your blog, just write a small blurb, or say nothing and let the image speak for itself.  The choice is yours. Every couple of days, I’ll pick one of my favorites from the pool and post it here to share with everyone.

I hope to see you joining in!

And please spread the word – the more the merrier 🙂

Here’s a badge for your blog, if you’d like one:

A Month of Gratitude

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32 thoughts on “A Month of Gratitude

  1. I joined up! Now, gotta figure out what I’m grateful for!

    1. Eh, that shouldn’t be hard. It’s the narrowing it down to something photogenic that’s tough, I think!

  2. Count me in…sounds right up my alley.

    1. Oh, good! I always love your photos 🙂

  3. […] good buddy, Lisa Clarke over at Polka Dot Cottage had this brilliant idea to be thankful all month long in images.  (How cool is that, take pictures of the things we are thankful for, or have gratitude […]

  4. Looking forward to the Month of Gratitude! Quick question though– I grabbed the badge you posted, but the one that shows up on my blog is a picture of pumpkins, not the Month of Gratitude. Did I do something wrong? I thought I just copied & pasted the link… Thanks!!

    1. No, it was my fault! I realized it just around the same time you did. There’s a new link posted now that should work 🙂 Sorry about that!

  5. Great idea! I am going to try to participate. 🙂

  6. i 'm gonna try it…RT @lclarke522: A Month of Gratitude http://bit.ly/9V9UYK

  7. RT @lclarke522: So glad to see people getting in on the Month of Gratitude idea! RT if you want to play along 🙂 http://bit.ly/aylOed

  8. This is a super hard month for us, but I really need the daily reminder, so I’m in.

    http://bookslistslife.blogspot.com/2010/11/month-of-gratitude.html

    I’m a bit nervous about my less than terrific photography, but that’s not the point, is it?

    1. Definitely not the point 🙂 Of course, it’s a great opportunity to practice and improve, if that’s what you’re after!

  9. […] (Mom), and we’re kicking off our joint photo blog by participating together in Lisa’s Month of Gratitude project. Hope you enjoy our photos.   Feel free to play along on your own blogs, and leave a comment to […]

  10. What a great idea! I’m totally thankful for friends like you who come up with such awesome ideas! I’m in!!

    tejae

  11. ok..a day late but I am in too. Will give me the needed break from writing the great American novel for NaNoWriMo. you da bomb Lisa

  12. Hi. I saw your post on the Picture Fall boards, so I joined up. This is a lovely idea. You might be interested to know that there is another November gratitude group: http://www.flickr.com/groups/gratitude30days2010/. Your blog is beautiful, btw. I love the design.

    1. Thanks for letting me know – I actually noticed that when looking at one of our photos this morning, and already joined it 🙂

    2. Oh, and thank you for the complement re:my blog! Tinkering with the design is one of my favorite hobbies.

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  14. I just found your blog and I’m loving everything I see. So glad I found the flickr group too. Off to check out more of your site:)

    1. Thank you for saying so! Welcome and enjoy 🙂

  15. […] (it started at the first of the month) but wanted to share with you this very sweet project that Lisa Clarke is hosting on flickr. We’re sharing a photo a day about people, places, and things we are […]

  16. […] Taken as part of the &quot;Month of Gratitude&quot; photo challenge started by my friend, Lisa Clarke. More info here: http://www.lisaclarke.net/2010/10/31/a-month-of-gratitude/ […]

  17. […] Day 1: Safe Landing Image by lisaclarke (Got things to be thankful for? Join in! 4706215895_07fd8a9b75_o.jpg&quot; width=&quot;400&quot;/&gt; Image by Chris Pirillo twitter.com/chrispirillo […]

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  20. […] Taken as component of the &amp;quotMonth of Gratitude&amp;quot picture obstacle commenced by my buddy, Lisa Clarke. Far more details here: http://www.lisaclarke.net/2010/10/31/a-thirty day period-of-gratitude/ […]

  21. […] There are words about six months, I started buying coupons off eBay. I read an article about women who supplement their income by selling coupons on eBay and while I wondered the economy concerned, I am very excited by this information. Coupons on eBay! Many of the products I buy are not going to sell very great prices and almost never coupons. If I could find more coupons … Well, think of all the Kashi frozen I could buy! We eat a lot of Kashi frozen pizzas and pockets at the time, while the economies of the sales were good, I was wondering if I could score coupons and save more … So off I went to eBay to see if coupons for Kashi frozen foods still existed. Not surprisingly, perhaps, they did and I found myself with a bunch of dirt cheap coupons for savings fantastiques.Mon last batch of Kashi coupons to expire September 1st so I made a “big “shop this weekend (freezer restocking necessary anyway). As you can see from the front desk, I was lucky just like the pizzas were on sale. I think, combining sales and savings coupons, it works to sixty percent on each pizza. In addition, Stop &amp; Shop ran a promotion where each participant Kashi goods I bought, would be deducted from my operation. I saved more dollars. Huzzah. Month of Gratitude: Day 1 I started doing a lot of coupon-clipping, which saves money for the big things like our new leaky roof now. I’m super happy that proximity Blogger Messages coupon and sale match-ups for our locaux.Pris stores in the “Month of Gratitude” Photo Challenge started by my friend, Lisa Clarke. More info here: http://www.lisaclarke.net/2010/ 10 / 31/a-month-of-gratitude / […]

  22. […] There are words about six months, I started buying coupons off eBay. I read an article about women who supplement their income by selling coupons on eBay and while I wondered the economy concerned, I am very excited by this information. Coupons on eBay! Many of the products I buy are not going to sell very great prices and almost never coupons. If I could find more coupons … Well, think of all the Kashi frozen I could buy! We eat a lot of Kashi frozen pizzas and pockets at the time, while the economies of the sales were good, I was wondering if I could score coupons and save more … So off I went to eBay to see if coupons for Kashi frozen foods still existed. Not surprisingly, perhaps, they did and I found myself with a bunch of dirt cheap coupons for savings fantastiques.Mon last batch of Kashi coupons to expire September 1st so I made a “big “shop this weekend (freezer restocking necessary anyway). As you can see from the front desk, I was lucky just like the pizzas were on sale. I think, combining sales and savings coupons, it works to sixty percent on each pizza. In addition, Stop &amp; Shop ran a promotion where each participant Kashi goods I bought, would be deducted from my operation. I saved more dollars. Huzzah. Month of Gratitude: Day 1 I started doing a lot of coupon-clipping, which saves money for the big things like our new leaky roof now. I’m super happy that proximity Blogger Messages coupon and sale match-ups for our locaux.Pris stores in the “Month of Gratitude” Photo Challenge started by my friend, Lisa Clarke. More info here: http://www.lisaclarke.net/2010/ 10 / 31/a-month-of-gratitude / […]

  23. […] Taken as part of the &quot;Month of Gratitude&quot; photo challenge started by my friend, Lisa Clarke. More info here: http://www.lisaclarke.net/2010/10/31/a-month-of-gratitude/ […]

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