How I Wrote on My Floor with a Sharpie, to Keep the Thanksgiving Spirit Year-Round

Five years ago I decided to commence a little home project by removing all the capret from my first floor, and replacing it with wood floors.  As I was researching this project, my Mom told me about something poignant that was shared with her, and it was that before you paint a room, write on the walls the feelings you want that room to emanate.  Then paint over those words with your new color and those words will then be “embedded” into the energy of that room.

I took that concept one step further, and once all the carpet and padding was removed from my living room, I took a sharpie and wrote on the concrete pad, knowing it would be covered by the newly installed wood flooring.  The first word I wrote was Gratitude.  It is the largest word written, amongst about a dozen other words, but I wanted it to be the primiary emotion and energy that is exuded from that room.  I wanted it to be a daily reminder of all the blessings I have received, and also for the blessings I will receive in the future.  There certainly are days that I am challenged in that area, but being grateful always prevails.

And so today I conitnue to celebrate the spirit of being thankful my family, for my friends, for my studio, for good health and for the joys my loved ones bring to me.  I wish for you and your families today, and throughout the year, a wonderful Thanksgiving and a spirit of being grateful for what we have.  Happy Thanksgiving!

I’M  YASMIN

Portrait, Branding, Fitness & Studio PHOTOGRAPHER

Fueled by equal parts Earl Grey tea and passion, I spend my days capturing the kinds of images that make you stop, smile and ask time to please slow down. I believe in real moments and heartfelt conversations on the front porch. In the kinds of images that remind you of the joy that can be found in the simplest of moments together. I believe in images that are itching to be printed, placed in beautiful frames and hung on walls for years to come. 

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