Focus on What's Important
Develop from the negatives, and if all else fails, take another shot.
I really like this quote - literally it gives logical advice for photographers - but this is good advice for life, too. We truly can learn and grow from every single experience. For me, among the key lessons learned during our current situation is the importance of family and friends, and to remember to appreciate and savor all the truly amazing things that we are privileged to be able to do.
During this Memorial Day Weekend I would also like to take a moment and recognized with gratitude all those who have served our country. In our family, my grandfather and both of Rich's grandfathers were deployed during World War I, and Rich's father was deployed during World War II. My Uncle Bill enlisted during World War II; my father served during the Korean Conflict, but was very fortunate to be deployed in France, and my Uncle Jim served in the Air Force. During our travels we have had the privilege of visiting American cemeteries in Normandy, Maastricht and Anzio - doing so is a very sobering experience as you acknowledge so many who gave their lives to preserve freedom.
How do you feel about cooking? Do you absolutely love it, do you have a kitchen only because it came with the house - or are you somewhere in between these two extremes? Personally, I really enjoy preparing food - but it can be hard to come up with tasty dishes that the whole family will love. With so many people having fun with home cooking, I thought it would be good to have a taste-test challenge, featuring Chocolate Lava Cake.
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.