When I really make myself think about all the good things in my life, I realize that I NEVER have ANY reason to be unhappy or complain. Even if my darling husband and our precious girls were my only earthly blessings, I would be luckiest woman I know. But then there's work, with 400 young minds I get to fill with art in two BRAND NEW art rooms. Then there's The Book and my coauthor and all the great people at Interweave Press who took a chance. And then there's my freedom and ability and means to spend time making art. I don't have to worry about how I'm going to feed and clothe my girls. I can spend a few dollars on gorgeous fabric and we can still have dinner. We live in a time and place when I truly say to my girls that they can do anything they want to do. Then there is all the beautiful art made so many talented people who share it so generously on their blogs, like Calamity Kim's endless supply of eyecandy. I could go on and on, but I need to cook!
Enjoy your holiday and count your blessings!