On Being Thankful!

It’s the time of year when we’re supposed to look back (and forward) and think of all the things we are thankful for. My thought is…if you are alive and healthy, you’ve already got a lot to be thankful for. If you live here, in the greatest country in the world, you’ve got even more to be thankful for. If you have family and friends that love you and care about you, then you’ve got it all!

Here at The Snake Alley Festival of Film, we have many things to be thankful for. Here’s a partial list:
We’re thankful for all of the wonderful people (volunteers, sponsors, and contributors) who help make this film fest a huge success.
We’re thankful for all of the talented people we’ve met so far and for those we’ll meet in the future.
We’re thankful for the people of Burlington, Iowa for getting behind this project when we started it and continuing to support it.
We’re thankful for all of the film makers, screenwriters, and artistic folks from around the globe who’ve contributed to our success.
We’re thankful for having such a great venue (The Capitol Theater) to showcase the talent that participates in The Snake Alley Festival of Film.
We’re thankful for Tina Salamone, who helped take us to the next level, and also a little sad that she’s taken a job as the Performing Arts Manager for the City of Bloomington, Illinois.
We’re thankful that we’ve been granted non-profit status so that our donors can take the tax write-off.
And we’re thankful for our family and loved ones, both near and far away.

This is only a partial list, but it gives you an idea of how much we all have to be thankful for. For the rest of this year and into the next, use gratitude as a guide for all that you do.

From our house to yours—Have a very Happy Thanksgiving! Here’s a little Thanksgiving treat from the Disco Era. Have your speakers on.