We are approaching the end of our “One photo that brings you joy” campaign. We have received almost 1,000 joyful photos from you, which means a donation of $10,000 to the wonderful Washington, D.C. food bank SOME (So Others Might Eat).

These photos have lifted our spirits, touched our hearts, made us laugh … and we will continue to post them here at Passions in America, even as we are about to start an exciting new project for another wonderful cause in the coming days.

The gorgeous photo above comes from Claire, who writes:

“Blue is the color for peace. A herd of blue sheep’s triggered a movement for social justice. We brought some blue sheep closer to home.”

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Here’s a trend we are finding as these beautiful photos come in: So many people find comfort in sunrises and sunsets. You might see a couple of those in today’s batch of photos bringing us joy.

Our lead photo above comes from Scot: “Kayak fishing in the Outer Banks at Sunset with my daughter tagging along on a stand-up paddleboard. Combination of so many things that provide the energy to keep me moving forward!”

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