I am just filled with gratitude today. I am eternally grateful for the variety and color of my favorite embroidery thread. I am eternally grateful for my son who I love more then life itself. I am eternally gratefull that he does not have mono, it was just a virus. I am eternally grateful that I am free of my obligations to the place where I learned so much. I really am eternally grateful for the opportunity to have been there for to realize that one is truly an artist is the best gift in life. The ability to self express is wonderful even when it is painful. I realize how much of a gift this ability is because for so much of my life my self expression was closed off even to myself. Now I can look at the most ordinary piece of work and see all the little details which I love so much. Even all the messy little details of my life and the past year.
It literally was a year abroad or it might as well have been with all the things I learned about the alien living in my body. Now the alien is me. I don't know if anyone from the past year will read this or not but if they do I hope they realize the wondrous gifts they have given me and the appreciation I feel for being set free to move on. Most of all I am eternally grateful for the gift of life and the turtle who is my own personal animal totem. He represents longevity and knowledge of self. Longevity is something I strive for and knowledge of self makes it possible. Thank you world.