It's almost Friday so it is time to take a minute to reflect on what I am grateful for this week. I really had to think about what to write. Not that there isn't something every second of the day to be grateful for because there is. But the one moment that stands out happened in yoga earlier in the week. The yoga teacher had to leave for just a second and she asked me to start the class for her. Do you remember what it was like to be line leader in kindergarten? That's what it felt like. I was so excited because I knew I could do it. When I started taking yoga I used to hide in the back of the room and pray that noone turned around. Now even if it was just for a second I knew I could lead a class and that not only would they be ok but I could actually do it. It is such a great reminder not to give up if something seems difficult or I can't do it perfectly. It took a lot of lessons and a lot of mistakes to feel confident in my yoga practice. But I knew it was important for me to do and no matter how many times I was turning left when everyone else was looking right, there was always someone in the room who gave me a smile or encouraged me to continue. So now if my paintings don't look just right, or if I am not sure whether to add a comma or leave it out when I am writing a blog post, I know it will be ok. And for that knowledge, I am most grateful.
It is Friday time to join all of the wonderful artists at Paint Party Friday and Creative Every Day. I know they would love to meet you.