A Moment of Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving: defined first as “the expression of gratitude, especially to God.”

As the leaves continue to change color and fall to the ground, I am left reflecting on this past year as I await for spring to bring a sense of renewal. And every year I am left feeling incredibly thankful, even with the storms that surrounded me. Sometimes, those storms linger longer than I like, however having a cheerful heart keeps the anxiety at bay. For me, having a cheerful heart is something that has had to be exercised. Reminding myself and making a choice to be. It is so easy to fall into despair and I have had my fair share of trips. Yet, Jesus continues to remind me that I am His, and I am safe. 

So what is the main point, you ask? Well with Thanksgiving right around the corner (and my first in business) I feel the need to offer some cheer to another heart, with my gift of photography. Someone who may be in the midst of their own storm. To offer a service to them reminding them of that inner light they carry and to take a moment to just love on another. Plus it is said in 2 Corinthians 9:7, “Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.”

So let’s get to the who, what, where etc. shall we. (Let’s save who for last)

What: Whomever is chosen will receive a complimentary studio session with Jessica Patnesky Portraits in Canonsburg, PA. It can be a family portrait, a child(ren) portrait, a strong and independent portrait or even a generational portrait with grandparents, parents and children. They will receive a custom portrait session with a complimentary print and 3 digital files.

Where: The session will take place at our home studio in Canonsburg, PA. So please be mindful of travel.

When: The session offer is good through the end of February. Being aware of holidays, we want to allow additional time for scheduling the complimentary session.

Why: “Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus” 1 Thess. 5:18 While giving thanks, a thought came in my heart to do this, so here we are. I believe the person who needs this sort of love on them this holiday season will receive it and HE will be given all the thanks. <3

Alright, so getting to the Who: This is where you come in! I am looking for YOU to tell me who is deserving of receiving a complimentary studio session with Jessica Patnesky Portraits. Someone who is on your heart and facing their own storm. Someone who could use some cheer. This can be anyone in Washington County, keeping in mind they will be coming to a studio in Canonsburg, PA.

Please email me at jessica@jesspatnesky.com with the subject title of “Thanksgiving” and share your heart on who should receive this gift and why. The last day to send your recommendation is November 22nd and chosen on November 23, a little Black Friday fun ;)

Wishing you and your family a very HAPPY THANKSGIVING!