Today in the United States we celebrate Thanksgiving, which serves many purposes, one of which is to be mindful of those things for which we are grateful.

As creatives, in addition to that juicy turkey sitting in the middle of the table surrounded by crazy, yet loving family members, we need to be grateful to our clients. Specifically, ¬†for the trust these clients have placed in us. This trust allows us to fully express ourselves, do our best work, and provide them with amazing art. Without this trust, we are left operating according to someone else’s agenda, creating art that is neither ours nor anyone else’s. In fact, it’s a travesty.

So for you and your clients who trust you, give thanks today. For they enable you to be yourself. And tomorrow, remember that trust and continue to do everything in your power to keep that trust not just alive, but thriving. Your livelihood depends on it.