project gratitude {september | october} | jennifer tonetti-spellman, Westchester County Children's Photographer

With the passing of my Grandmother Josephine on October 4th, my eyes are even more wide open to the gratitude project as the end of the year of gratitude draws near.

When someone dies, it truly teaches us how to live...

These past two months I have been grateful for: music in schools, father/daughter dances, independence, porch dancing/night dancing/hall dancing all without care, sewing (her love of it and my attempt at it!), Fall, comforting moments, Sunday morning walks in pajamas, kite flying, their own version of 'sibling love', holidays that make you feel like a kid again, dedication to education, walks to school, signs from loved ones past, and devotion to art .

My gratitude moment of the month was that I had 42 years with my Grandmother on earth. When she passed in October at the age of 92, one must be grateful God let her stay with us for so long...

May we all be as blessed to live such an amazing life, touch so many, and teach lessons that matter.