Since it is Friday it is also time for me to reflect on all that I have to be grateful for. As crazy as it sounds, this week I am very grateful that I started this gratitude practice. Life is always full of ups and downs, good times and bad. But what I am coming to realize more and more is that even in the challenging times, or maybe especially in the challenging times, it is very important to recognize those people, or moments, or things that bring a smile to our face and keep the spirit of hope in our heart. As I have mentioned my husband has a chronic lung disease. When it is hot and humid breathing is difficult but we are learning when it is cold and wet breathing can also be a challenge. So this week has been hard. But we have still been able to laugh with friends, share time with our son and grandsons on Facetime, and share our love of creating new things. These are the things that I am grateful for this week. These are the moments that have brought a smile to our face and for that I am most grateful. What has brought a smile to your face this week? I'd love to know.
Friday also means linking my post to both Paint Party Friday and Creative Every Day. Please take a moment to visit the artists. They are all wonderfully talented people!
PS Happy New Year Everyone! I hope that it will be a year filled with happiness and joy and that all of your dreams will come true!