As we approach Thanksgiving weekend, we’re reminded to stop and reflect on all the things we should to be thankful for. A task that seems so simple and yet often overlooked in the busyness of our day to day lives. As I look at these photographs, it’s apparent this little family has so much to be thankful for. As do I….
At first these little girls were shy. The girl’s expressions gave me a feeling they were asking: why on earth is this lady taking my photo? But soon they warmed up and were so natural behind the lens that the photo session became similar to a play date in the park. The girls flitted about between activity to activity. Practicing the art of “making do”. A term I read about a while back, and liking it, kept it as part of my vocabulary.
“Making do is the essence of resourcefulness, which is the essence of creativity. Making do is the ability to do a lot with a little. Making do is when you want a forest, so you go outside and gather pinecones. Each pinecone becomes a pine tree. Making do is when you want to put a house in the middle of a forest of pinecones, so you use a shoebox. Making do is when you want furniture for your shoebox house in your pinecone forest, so you use spools, stones, smaller boxes, and bottle caps.”
–John Rosemond, Making the Terrible Twos Terrific!
In this case, the eldest girl used some sticks and dirt to serve as brushes and makeup. What joy the task brought as she applied “makeup” on her younger sister, mom and dad….
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!