In Gratitude

Cloth on figurine by Brenna Busse

I have started a daily gratitude practice. Re-inspired by Tom Glasser's book, Full Heart Living -- sometimes it's the first thing I do when I open my eyes in the morning. Lately it has become a kind of ritual, to sit with my cup of tea and, as my mother used to say, "Count my blessings." Especially now, when all feels like chaos and unknown, I sustain a kind of balance to the fear and anxiety that is pervasive. And it's true, I see differently my world -- and it looks more like a gift. Today I am grateful for all of you who have loved this work I do, welcomed me into your communities, encouraged and supported me in this "handmade" life that I love!