Wednesday, October 29, 2008

gratitude


periwinkle bloom gratitude note cards sent to me!

Gratitude is heaven itself.
                     ~ William Blake

I just had to take a moment and express my sincere gratitude to each of you.   As an artist and mother of three, my daily life is one of striving for balance and to please many.  Criticism and anxiety often side track me from reminding myself how truly blessed I am.  How fortunate to do what I love, to be close to raise my family and to build a business.  It is all so much easier when I have an "attitude with gratitude."

Never realizing the impact that the blog world would bring to my day, the amount of work streaming in and the ability to balance requires patience.  I ask those of you who are waiting for "artwork or lunch" to be made, to be patient and to know how eternally grateful I am for each of you.  

While on a job yesterday painting, my client reminded me, "There is a plan or a puzzle for each of us while we are here and we must not fail to see that the missing piece is in someone else's hands."  It made perfect sense.  I wanted to thank each of you for your amazing support and patience in helping me to solve my puzzle or striving to be the best Mom, artist and friend.   
A little "attitude-gratitude" is what I encourage each of us to try today.

26 comments:

CC said...

WOW! Patricia, what a wonderful post. I think you summed up the way most of us feel....or at least need to feel. We are blessed in our own way, aren't we? Through the tick of it all...all of the taxi cab driving, lunches, dinners, laundry, etc....once the dust settles hopefully we all see how incredibly blessed we are! Let us embrace this day....and all of those around us!

pve design said...

cc-
some days, I do fall short yet need to see the goodness. off to make those lunches and seal them with a kiss.
pve

heidi said...

Lovely post! It's hard sometimes, doing the thankless drudgery... gratitude is what gets you through! Thanks for the reminder,
xoh

Ina J Offret said...

Your client speaks the truth about all of us being part of the puzzle of life. There are angels around us -- that was an inspired "teaching moment".

Kwana said...

Beautiful post today, Patricia. Thanks for the reminder that we all need a little gratitude in our lives in both directions. We are blessed and need to remember that. Thanks so much.

pve design said...

heidi & kwana,
we, mothers of twins feel the gratitude two-fold right, with every load of laundry! just could not resist the twin bond.
pve

alston said...

I'm with you on trying to find the balance between family and work. It's so good to step back and remember to be thankful for every bit of it - thanks for the reminder!

jfu said...

I love reading your blog, I so need to feel more attitude-gratitude. Thank you.

High-Heeled Foot in the door said...

Patricia,

What a lovely post. This is why I love your blog. Any time that I'm feeling down about something you have always either written something completely inspirational or left us with a wonderful piece of art to take me to my happy place.

So, I big thanks to you.

Rochelle said...

Hi Patricia,
Your post was beautifully put. It touched me so much I'm going to link a post in my blog to your blogpost. Your simple wording and above photo were serene and peaceful. Thanks for sharing.

A Day That Is Dessert said...

Patricia, I admire your honesty and your encouragement! This is just what I needed to hear today. That we all struggle with balance; to remember to have "attitude gratitude".

Summer said...

I just coming over here everyday and reading something lovely.
this post reminds me of a cassette tape my twin sister and I used to sing along with growing up- the main theme song went: "... if you have a gratitude attitude!"

That Girl Designs said...

Oh, I love what your client had to say. Wonderful wisdom. We all strive for balance in our lives. I think you do a great job of it.

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Lovely words. Edward and I are grateful that we have your beautiful site to visit every morning.

Mary Jo said...

That is just a beautiful beautiful card. And I love what you wrote about needing the other person's hands to complete the puzzle.

Mrs.French said...

the blogging world has made a huge difference in my life...especially bloggers like you...xxoo

Joyce said...

This is perfect you said it all so eloquently! Patricia, you are truly amazing and also very talented with the brush and putting words together that they dance in our hearts. I agree with you on the impact of the blog world. I too was planning to share my appreciation, these past months since I started my blog I have met via cyber some of the nicest people.

Thank you my friend for adding a ray of sunshine in our day.

Karena said...

Patricia, I just truly believe that if we do have gratitude, and take even baby steps forward every day it will happen. Our dream, our bliss, our peace.

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

I just love "attitude gratitude." So true! Thank you for another lovely post.

enc said...

Your gratitude about life, family, etc. is always evident in your posts, Patricia.

N said...

You are so lovely, and truthfully bring so much to life. I can tell that in the short time I've known you.

And I just want to touch that stationery. Mmmm. Paper.

Kim said...

I needed that post! Thanks!

annechovie said...

A great reminder, Patricia. I think it's something we all struggle with to one degree or another.

littlebyRD said...

What a wonderful quote from your client! Thanks for sharing.

la la Lovely said...

Sorry I am late in reading this (things have been a little busy)...but what a wonderful post! A Great reminder for all of us!!!! Sometimes it does take stopping for a moment and really counting our blessings... and having a grateful heart can change the hardest of days!
xx Trina

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