In the past couple of months, I've had two long distance drives. To Mississippi to deliver paintings for a show at the Corinth Art Gallery - thirty two paintings to be exact! I wasn't sure my Nissan Rogue would hold them all! And the return trip to bring unsold paintings home. While driving all those miles I had plenty of time to think about life, art, family, the world today and as I covered each topic in my mind - and often aloud - I found myself considering all that I had to be grateful for.

I've been accused of being somewhat of a "pollyanna" because I choose to look on the bright side of things instead of gloom and doom! But I personally feel that mindset comes from being grateful for the things in my life. I choose gratitude when others choose worry. And with art as a career there is always something to "worry" about!

When "worry" rears it's ugly head, I begin to list all the things I'm grateful for instead of all the things that can cause fear and doubt! and that list is much longer!

Do you have a Gratitude List? Start making one today!

"The Lord Is My Shield"
12 x 24 Mixed Media on Canvas


  1. Fabulous post. Thank you for your wisdom and encouragement!!


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