A Gratitude List! Share Yours!!

7:39 AM

It's that time of year……everyone is stressed about the holidays, the gift-buying, what to get, how much to spend, overeating, who's coming over, who's not, and who has had their feelings hurt. Not to mention the expense of the decorating, partying, food, gifts, travel, and everything else that goes into making this the "happiest time of the year." So, enough already, let's try something different………

Watercolor and black pen

Stop, take a deep breath and exhale some of the stress. Now, think about what are you grateful for this year. Chances are good that several things will bubble up to the top of your mind in just a few seconds. Write them down! Share them! Celebrate your abundance and your gratitude by blogging about it!

I'm starting with a gratitude list of 10 things (in no particular order). If you're inclined to share your abundance and gratitude list, leave a link in the comments for your blog post! Got more than 10? Share them! Less than 10? Share them! The season is really about joy and peace and love. Let's take a moment to share that with each other! And please invite others to participate when you add your list on your blog!

I'm grateful for……
1. The health and happiness of my family and myself
2. Finding a profession that I really love (teaching) and being able to share what I'm most passionate about (watercolor painting)
3. An imaginary world! (www.ImaginaryTrips.com)
4. Lots of new friends found in the blogosphere and in my own town!
5. The time to nurture those friendships
6. The freedom to pursue my dreams regardless of my gender, age, religion or any other limitation
7. New opportunities that are popping up a regular basis AND being able to pursue them!
8. A great new studio floor (and a clean, reorganized studio)!
9. A great marriage to a great guy
10. Winning Best of Show in the FSWS' 2009 Open Aqueous Show!

What are you grateful for??!!

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  1. Gosh I am grateful for so many things. I will work up a list sometime soon. I can see by your list you have much to be grateful for too. I would love to see this new and improved studio. Cheers.

  2. You're quick, Lisa!

    Photos of the new studio will be posted as soon as it resembles a studio! We have half a floor in, so it will be a while yet!!

  3. Laurie I am so looking forward to seeing your new studio. I'll have to do the gratitude list. Thanks

  4. What a great post and list. You are inspiring a lot of people Laure. I need to do one also.

  5. Oh, and I LOVE your header!!!! So festive and cute.

  6. ...you have a great list. There are so many things I'm thankful for. I need to write them down. I also am writing down my accomplishments for the year.....I'm grateful for those too!

    ...can't wait to see the studio...

  7. Even in hard times, economically or emotionally, there's always something to be grateful for. We don't realize how blessed we really are. Great list, Laure.


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