“Today is the Tomorrow you worried about Yesterday.”
~ Proverb ~
With the holidays fast approaching it’s easy to get lost in a sea of shopping, chasing after every “Must Have” to frantically cross off everyone’s hottest “Wish List.” But the truth is, the best gifts can’t be bought at the Apple store. Believe me. I’m as guilty as the next gal. Guilty of what I call the 4 W’s: The Wanting, the Wishing, and the Worrying about the “What if’s” in life. And while I’ve learned that the 4 W’s do nothing but bury me in a lifetime of wasted woes, I find I have to dig myself out from them again and again. Each time, dusting myself off a little quicker than before.
That’s why I’m so grateful that this weekend I’ll have the opportunity to step outside of all this craziness and volunteer with one of my new favorite nonprofit organizations, The Art of Elysium. This remarkable organization encourages working actors, artists and musicians, to voluntarily dedicate their time and talent to children battling serious medical conditions. Having photographed essays on Children with Terminal Cancer, and having lost by best friend to Leukemia, this mission is close to my heart and one I won’t soon forget.
In the coming weeks I’ll be mentoring children in the Fine Arts Program workshops and gearing up to volunteer with the organization’s “Little Pieces of Heaven” Children’s Art showcase. But for now, I’ll be proudly photographing this weekend’s holiday play starring Eva Mendes and other top talents.
Until then, I hope you find yourself DOING GOOD for SOMEBODY ELSE today. Surprisingly, it’s the most self-fufilling thing you can do.
A percentage of all photography sessions for Heirloom Portraits, Weddings, or Headshots is donated to local nonprofits benefiting Women and Children.