Thursday, May 2, 2013

Friday's Special Moment of Gratitude

                                         Clouds are the sky's imagination
.  Terri Guillemets

I love to look at the sky.  I love to look at clouds.  So this week when I got to my art class and the lesson was on the sky and clouds I was one happy painter.  I've decided that for the month of May I will paint at least one picture a day of clouds.  It may be something very small and it definitely will not have to be perfect but I think it will be fun to see what happens after a month of concentrating on one subject.

Each Friday it is my practice to write something about what I am grateful for experiencing during the week.  This has been one of those weeks that would be easy to forget.  It's been very normal.  Things have gone just as they should - the weather has been nice, I've met with friends, I've had time to paint and life has been good.  It is just the type of week in times past that I might have taken for granted and never even though twice about. But since starting this gratitude practice, I've learned how important it is to notice the simple things - the hot cup of tea in the morning, the flower that continues to bloom against all odds. the one special stroke on a painting that turns ok into great.  The more I notice the simple things, the more I have to be grateful for.  The more I have to be grateful for, the more simple things I notice.  So this week I am very grateful for the simple things that make life special.  Is there something simple but special that you are grateful for this week?

Each Friday I link my post to Paint Party Friday and Creative Every Day.  Both are wonderful inspiring blogs to visit.

Remember:  When you share your dreams and talents with the world magic happens.  Let the magic begin.


  1. Great idea to make a sky-painting every day, should be fun! That gratitude-practice sounds like something I should do too ....

  2. I'm grateful for lovely inspiring blogs like yours :)


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