BY WILL FOSTER
I love when seasons change.
This photo is a highlight from a year ago when I was out doing a photo shoot with a band in central Washington. Now that summer is over, I am excited to not only finally get to wear pants again, but for the weather that comes with fall. I love the colors that change and the rain and snow in and around Seattle; but I’m sad because I didn’t get to go camping this summer as I had planned. I didn’t even really get out of the city much. But this is the perfect season for change…
As well as the season changing here in the northwest (and probably where ever you are too), it is really encouraging to feel like a season of my life has passed. I’ve been working really hard cultivating relationships with businesses throughout the summer. During that time, I connected with a local restaurant, a winery, and a coffee shop; but there were many weeks where I could barely even afford to eat. There would be weeks of time where I would have absolutely no money. No money = no food.
When times got the toughest though, a few people around me went out of their way to help me (you know who you are) by showing me incredible generosity. These people bought me food and didn’t expect anything in return. I have been encouraged and moved by these people. I could never repay these people for their generosity. It’s impossible. They have no idea how helpful and kind they were. All I can say is Thank You.
As the season has changed into fall, because of these people, my life is changing in positive ways as well. Now I want to spread the generosity they showed me as far as I can: to the edge of the earth, or just down the streets in Seattle. Hopefully my hard work over the last few months has paid off. Seasons change and so do we all. I’m so grateful to have the opportunities to bring people together as often as I do; and for the opportunities to work for the amazing businesses that I’ve been given. It’s a huge responsibility to get the chance to represent businesses and help cultivate their relationships with their guests. I am so thankful for the opportunities!
It’s amazing what true generosity and grace can do for the people around you. I know, because I’ve experienced so much of it.
How has generosity from the people around you moved you?