Daily Gratitude Journal

My daughter-in-law bought me a daily photo book. It is one that you actually print out the photos and paste them in a paper book! It is beautiful, and I have truly enjoyed filling it in everyday.

Let’s face it, I know I am lucky, being able to live my creative life, but there is a lot of pressure that comes along with that. I need to be painting everyday, working out everyday, cooking a wonderful, healthy, low calorie dinner for my husband every night, and why in the hell is my house a mess! I have time to be skinny, available for family and friends, and every art club in a 50 mile radius! I was putting so much pressure on myself to be perfect that I wasn’t having fun. The first thought in my head as I rolled out of bed was ‘I have to do better tomorrow’ – who the hell wants to get up in the morning if that’s their 1st thought?

The photo book has given me a chance each day to breath, appreciate what I did, what I have, and the love surrounding me. Slowly I am starting to be nicer to myself, I want to get up in the morning and I want to be in my studio again.

The idea of doing this here is that I can post everyday what I am grateful for, uplifting quotes, what I did good today, etc. I am sure I will miss a few days here and there, but I hope to keep this going for the long haul. It is worth it for my sanity and creativity!

9 February, 2020

So grateful for wonderful friends and happy visits whenever possible! And hopeful to get back to visit much sooner than I was able to this time!

“True friends are never apart maybe in distance but never in heart.” ~ Helen Keller

8 February, 2020

Sunrises over the Gulf of Mexico are an incredible show of color and splendor!

7 February, 2020

Always grateful for sunshine after the rain!

6 February, 2020

I am grateful for Grandmas, I wish they could stay longer, and I hope they know how loved and missed they are when they have to leave!

5 February, 2020

I am grateful for long walks on the beach anytime of the day, any weather, any water – walking on the beach is just one of the best activities there is.

4 February, 2020

I am grateful for waking up to a cup of coffee that Jim got for me from the lobby, cooled to just the right temperature!

3 February, 2020

Today I am grateful for beautiful sandy beaches and glorious sunsets! This planet is amazing!

2 February, 2020

Today I am grateful for the Air Forces’ many opportunities that led Jim to his current position with Global Jet Services and our chance to travel the world, visit family and Air Force family!

1 February, 2020

Today I am grateful for swim meets and daughters! They are both pretty impressive!

31 January, 2020

I am grateful for dinners out with Mom and Dan and Jazz Concerts featuring Juju! Spending time together!

30 January, 2020

Today I am grateful to live close enough to family to meet up for ‘Wing Wednesday’ at the local craft brewery!

29 January, 2020

Today I am grateful that I get more patient the older I get! I have been working on this website for what feels like days and I still have very Little to show for it! I am also grateful for my niece Julianna and wish her the happiest of birthdays!