Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Thankful Thoughts cracked glass tree

Let me start with a quick disclaimer...I never liked Thanksgiving {I know I know, but let me explain}
 Growing up, Thanksgiving holiday was less than a picture perfect gathering around a table of bounty and family togetherness. It was usually stressful and meager. it just sucked.

I didn't get why  people loved it so much..this "Holiday that celebrates eating too much"  It wasn't until I moved away and opened my heart up to the idea of family, and learned to love that I began to understand gratitude, thankfulness and the much bigger idea. The celebration of food at one time in our human history literally equated to life. Celebrating life, now that I can understand, that I can stand for.

 Each day I am surrounded by people that I love, {I don't say that lightly because by nature I don't give up love so freely}. I have friends and family that mean the world to me and I am beyond thankful to have them in my life. { yes they drive me crazy, and yes I annoy them} but I am grateful for every day. every moment. that I am here, that I am me, and that I have so much. I try to celebrate life daily, but this is really a time to focus on all the little things we take for granted.

Happy Thanksgiving to you my long distance friends, my readers, and my fellow "make beautiful things" soul-mates.

 I have been so fortunate to add designing for such incredible teams and meeting so many talented and kind people to my cornucopia of  things to be thankful for.
Thank you for being part of my life, for supporting my "art" and for always lifting me up higher than the teenage version of myself could ever ever have imagined!


Deb Lilliston said...

Beautiful, thank you for sharing you art and your story!!! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!!!

Lisarenae said...

And I'm thankful to have you in my life! Thank you for being an inspiration to me and many others!

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

I've been trying to get caught up on all my favorite blogs...and I'm so glad I found this post. Thanks for sharing your heart...and this lovely project, too. Thankful to have you on the Crafty Secrets team...and I miss you over there! Hugs!