Being Thankful …

By | 2016-12-18T17:01:15+00:00 November 25th, 2010|6 Comments

Me and three (out of four) of my nieces and nephews taken earlier this month. I love these guys :)

Sometimes it’s difficult to think of things we’re thankful for … it can be easy to concentrate on the crap that’s filling our lives to recognize the good that is always there. I know that I’ve sure had my share of drama and heartache in the past few years, so this post is more for me to force myself to find the good in my life. I know it’s there, but that dark, lingering cloud is keeping them in the shadows … Thankfully I’m a photographer and know that sometimes the shade is where you can find the best light. :)

Here are the things that I’m thankful for:

  • I have a great family who loves me. They’re rarely nearby, but I know they support me and I’m always welcome back home.
  • I have an awesome job, I love my work and being a pro photographer is what I always wanted to do. I get to work from home, help other people and make cool photos for a living. That sure doesn’t suck. :)
  • I have a roof over my head and can pay my bills each month. I don’t really have a lot of worries in my life when it comes to basic needs.
  • I live in a beautiful place where I’ve met a bunch of other amazing photographers … I definitely made the right choice moving all the way out here.
  • I’m young, healthy and have an amazing life to live ahead of me.

Happy Thanksgiving :)

About the Author:

Nicole S. Young is a professional photographer and published author whose love of photography and teaching has grown into an online business where she creates training materials and resources for other photographers. Nicole is best known for her books on food photography, but is widely versed in a variety of photographic genres, including landscape, travel, lifestyle, and even underwater photography. You can learn more about Nicole's work on her website,


  1. José Luis Urbieta November 25, 2010 at 11:50 am - Reply

    Congratulations Nicole.

    Lots of good feelings.

    Happy Thanksgiving

  2. Harley Pebley November 25, 2010 at 4:24 pm - Reply

    Fun picture!

    Yes, we have so much to be thankful for. God has provided so much to us in this country. And yes, we live in a fallen world so there is always going to be crap in our lives until this present age is done. We need to keep looking to Him and realize the problems we face are small compared to our great God’s ability to raise us up above them.

    And we’re thankful you decided to call UT home.

  3. Andi November 27, 2010 at 1:17 pm - Reply

    Hi Nicole,
    Great post. All the best for you and your family. I’m a stock photographer since 2006 but I took photos since I was fifteen years old. I’m still learning. So I’m thankful for all that. Your blog is great. God bless you.
    Andi from Germany

  4. Jeff November 29, 2010 at 3:17 pm - Reply

    Your kids have great taste in schools. Go Big Red :)

  5. Nicole November 29, 2010 at 3:21 pm - Reply

    Lol, I don’t have any kids … they’re my nieces and nephews. But yes, they sure do! :)

  6. Angie December 7, 2010 at 8:27 am - Reply

    Love you Niki!

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