And when it comes to my Board of Directors, B is for “blessed.” This dedicated group is remarkably generous with their time and talents, and for that I am incredibly thankful. Each one of them has made time in their busy schedules to be in front of the camera, and several have also been behind it, even volunteering to hold the microphone boom pole!
I’d be remiss not to also thank the wonderful friends and family who have been a steady source of support – from a public school teacher who generously loaned us her car to drive to interviews to friends and family around the country who make out-of-the-blue donations to a fellow filmmaker “across the pond” willing to help a Luddite on her website to a boyfriend who cooks dinner while I’m working long hours – it’s humbling and exciting all at once.
There are times it feels a bit crazy to have stepped off a more traditional career path to follow a dream of improving lives around the world by growing the Conscious Consumer movement here at home. But being surrounded by people who believe in this dream so much that they are willing to give of their time and talents? It makes it all worthwhile. So to all of our interns, fellows, Board Members, friends, family, and funders: thank you. Without you, p.h. balanced films wouldn’t be where it is today.
May you have a wonderful Thanksgiving and a very happy holiday season!
(And, as the Executive Director, I know I should note that we welcome anyone who has energy after Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday to support us on Giving Tuesday! It’s super easy – just check out our Giving Tuesday site here. We’re tax-deductible!)