Each and everyday is a new one, with new experiences, new challenges, and a new list of things that I absolutely have to get done yesterday.

I love doing art. It is the center of me. What I mean by that is that when I am fully engaged in creative expression, I am connected and lined up and centered in Spirit, in God, in life, in being the most me that I can be.

When I am not “doing art”, when I have stepped on the hose that delivers God-juice, when I am ignoring my needs and inspiration, then I get feeling all out of sync. If this goes on for any length of time (and sometimes it does), I lose myself and drift back into old dysfunction and depression – a slippery slope for me.

The road out of this is gratitude. I am so very grateful for the wonderful gift of life, and for each brand new day. I am grateful and I give conscious thanks for all of the relationships and situations, opportunities and challenges in this life.