In a month of thanks, I have so many things to be thankful for. Some are small. Some are huge. Some are mine and only mine to keep within my heart. I am thankful for things like hot water, coffee and clean sheets. I am thankful for my family, near and far. I am thankful that my parents are still alive and even though they live on the other side of the country, they still get to see our kids grow up. I am thankful for technology and social media so that they can see the kids grow up. I am thankful for my amazing husband and incredible kids. Friends who even if I haven't talked to them in months, I can pick up a conversation with them like I never left. I am thankful for rain, because without the rain there would be no rainbows. I am thankful for music because it keeps my soul dancing. I am thankful for miracles. Because God knows he has given me a handful, and I am blessed. I am thankful for my health. Though it is not great and I have had almost died, I am still here. My body is still ticking and that is something. That is life. Pure, magical and unknown.
I am thankful for a creative mind and one that sees worlds that most don't know exist. I see things in my head in millions of colors and I dream them onto paper. I am thankful for work opportunities, new and old that have made me who I am today. I am thankful that someone believes in my talent so much that I get to express that talent mostly without too much limitation, which is fantastic. I am thankful that in 2007, I decided that my talent deserved to be shared with those who couldn't afford an agency and I was able to work with companies I truly believed in. That I was able to take my entrepreneurial spirit and fly with it, owning my own design contracting business for 12 years now. I am thankful that I have art up all over the country that people can enjoy seeing something beautiful that maybe they didn't see before. .
I am thankful that I believed in who I am, flaws and all and made my soul come alive through doing what I love. It's like that saying, "She needed a hero so that's what she became." Sometimes you have to be your own hero and I hope our kids grow up and know how important that is.