In light of this, and the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, I thought our optional theme this month should be "I am Grateful". Try to find a way to work your gratitude into your self-portraits--whether it be a person, a pet, a job, a place, or some small everyday part of your life that you are thankful for.
I took this self-portrait the other day while in Manhattan Beach, California. I was looking out at the calm Pacific Ocean thinking how thankful I was that my family came through the storm OK. So feel free to keep the theme loose this month, and work your gratitude in any way you can.
I'll see you back here at the end of the month for our link up on Friday, 11/30. I am still trying to get around to visit all your links from last month--the extended trip has thrown me off and I am trying to catch up! Also, you probably don't know this but my work is in disaster recovery, so things are heating up around here and work is pretty busy. I'll do my best to keep our project going through the end of the year--my promise to you. I hope you are all safe and sound, and that those of you on the east coast didn't have too much trouble from Sandy.