Wishing all of my readers a very Happy Thanksgiving! I know not all everyone will be surrounded by family this holiday. My family is split up on different sides of the country today while I work (I’m in healthcare…people are still sick on the holidays). So, that being said, I just want to tell them that I love them and am thankful for them.
I know that we are far apart today, but I will carry you in my hearts, as I do each and every day.
The things I am thankful for are…
God. I may not be a religious person, but I do have to give thanks to the higher power that guides me in my everyday life.
Family. I am so very blessed to have a wonderful husband, a healthy daughter and just an incredible family all around.
My health. Without it, I could not go out and help others today.
My dear friends. Thank you for inviting me to your Thanksgiving while my loved ones are away.
Food in my belly.
A roof over my head.
A cozy bed to curl up in at the end of the day.
My fur babies, Sanford and Nala who give me so much joy.
My lovely readers who keep encouraging me every step of the way!
What are you thankful for today?
I just love this sound…and I can hear the ocean in the distance…
For those that know me personally, you know that I love to paint. It provides me an opportunity to get in touch with the core of my being and just enjoy the moment that I am experiencing. So, when I see this story on CNN about a beautiful little girl and her artwork, I melt instantly.
Meet the lovely Iris Grace. She has been diagnosed with Autism and has not spoken yet. However, her parents found a way to help her by incorporating art therapy into her life. Now little Iris Grace communicates through her art. She is quite incredible and her artwork is beautiful. She is inspiring to me in so many ways and quite honestly, when I watch the video that is provided, I just can’t help but feel that God is there with her in every moment. The things that make me smile in life. If we could only all be so open to seeing life through the eyes of a child…
Photo via CNN
Iris – A Portrait of an Artist from Rupert Ward-Lewis on Vimeo.
Here is a direct link to her artwork: Iris Grace Painting
This one is for you, Betty!
Never give up!;) All I can say is I’m wrapped up in school, and we finally moved into our new home this past week. So…you can imagine!