“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.
It turns what we have into enough, and more.
It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order,
confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast,
a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.”
Wow! I love that one!
The Watchful Bear – 4″ x 6″ Watercolor
I was playing last weekend with the help of a book I have on wildlife
reference photos. I tried to paint an elk for my brother, since he is
an active member of the Elks,
in Idaho. He has been such a good brother and son lately, taking great
care of my mom, who is in the hospital. Anyway…. The elk looked like a
demented cow/sheep/moose/alpaca. I had a good laugh and threw it in
the trash can. Moving on, I painted this bear… just for fun! He looks
like he’s watching something really interesting.
Have a good weekend! If life goes according to plan, I’m going to
play with masa! (No… I am not making homemade tamales. Been there,
done that, and once is enough!) Masa is a paper that I can’t wait to
Melody Beattie is one of America’s most beloved
self-help authors and a household name in addiction and recovery
circles. Her international bestselling book, Codependent No More, introduced
the world to the term “codependency” in 1986. Millions of readers have
trusted Melody’s words of wisdom and guidance because she knows
firsthand what they’re going through. In her lifetime, she has survived
abandonment, kidnapping, sexual abuse, drug and alcohol addiction,
divorce, and the death of a child. “Beattie understands being overboard,
which helps her throw bestselling lifelines to those still adrift,”
said Time Magazine. More…..