Since its release in 2001, folks from around the world have whole-heartedly embraced my film, "Celebrate What's Right with the World". It’s simple, yet powerful message of looking at our world through a more positive 'lens' is a vision that guides and influences every day of my life, and I am humbled that it has resonated with so many others in the same way.
In 2012, I gave myself the challenge of finding and photographing something to celebrate every day, and then share those photos on Facebook. The response to my 'Daily Celebrations' has been incredible, but nothing compared to what happened when I invited the rest of the world to post their own photos of celebration (https://www.facebook.com/groups/celebratewhatsright)
Since 2013 more than 40,000 images have been posted by fellow Celebrators. Every day people from all over the globe are sharing images and stories of celebration; experiences that fill them with passion and gratitude.
The best part, is how often we hear that Celebrate What’s Right with the World has changed the way they look at their own world, and inspired them to fall in love with their lives all over again.
Who would have thought that a lesson I learned from being a photographer for the National Geographic could evolve into the makings of a movement? I’m humbled and over-joyed that it has, because there is far more right with the world than there is wrong with it. And when enough of us believe it, the world will be a very different place!