Meditation of Gratitude (for Actors)

By: Jess Canty


The 2021 train is getting a little bit of a late start out of the station - and we'll have more on that next week. I know this is not the way we all wanted or expected this year to begin - but I truly believe that this train WILL get going here very soon.


So in the meantime I thought it might be a good idea to just take a moment and reflect on all of the things that - even with everything y'all have been through in this last year - you can be grateful for.


I am grateful for TV.

I am grateful for film.

I am grateful for sets.

I am grateful for words.

I am grateful for my craft.

I am grateful for laughter.

I am grateful for my voice.

I am grateful for my body.

I am grateful for television.

I am grateful for my talent.

I am grateful I can self-tape.

I am grateful for my classes.

I am grateful for advertisers.

I am grateful for my delivery.

I am grateful for great actors.

I am grateful for my empathy.

I am grateful for the audience.

I am grateful for commercials.

I am grateful for my creativity.

I am grateful for story-makers.

I am grateful for inspiring performances.

I am grateful for my coaches and teachers.

I am grateful for the smell of an old theater.

I am grateful for my confidence in my ability.

I am grateful for my ability to memorize quickly.

I am grateful for every stylist I have worked with.

I am grateful for the representatives in my future.

I am grateful for my growing network of creatives.

I am grateful for the first director that I worked with.

I am grateful for the critics that push me to be better.

I am grateful for the best director I have worked with.

I am grateful for the buyers and distributors of stories.

I am grateful for every reader I have had for a self tape.

I am grateful for the difficult directors I have worked with.

I am grateful for breakdown services and casting networks.

I am grateful for every reader I have ever had in an audition.

I am grateful for the first casting director who gave me a job.

I am grateful for every show or movie that is casting right now.

I am grateful for every show or movie that is shooting right now.

I am grateful for the crew and crafty and the PA on their first set.

I am grateful for the first representative that took a chance on me.

I am grateful for everyone who has helped me memorize my lines.

I am grateful for everyone who has worked to stay open right now.

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