“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.
It turns what we have into enough, and more.
It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order,
confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast,
a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.
Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace
for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.”
Yeah!!! I love that!!
Valentine’s Dessert 3 – 4.5″ x 4.5″ Watercolor
Yummmm. Now I’m hungry. Not a good way to start the day.
Yesterday, I was surprised with a dozen red roses from my hubby. He
doesn’t normally do flowers and I was thrilled!! The last time he sent
flowers was to mark my first Valentine’s day as a married lady. That
was 9 years ago. He’s pretty wonderful and I’m a lucky girl!
This painting was done from a photo reference of a tray of desserts by Mo at WetCanvas.
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.