111 Day Artistic Spirit Pledge: Spiritual Growth Through Creative Expression
Day 41: What Are You Thankful For?
I am thankful for…
FAMILY – Parents, sisters, brothers-in-law, two nieces and three nephews fill my heart with so much love. I am also thankful for extended family – including aunts, uncles, and cousins who live near and far.
FRIENDS – My friends are awesome! There are no ifs, ands, or buts about it. They make me laugh, let me cry on their shoulders when needed, come to my award show and jewelry parties, and are all around fantastic people.
ART – I am thankful for the creative outlets that have been my saving grace in the past and those that inspire me today. I am a writer, singer, jewelry designer, and connoisseur of theatre/film/TV.
SPIRITUALITY – My ever-deepening search for spiritual growth motivates, inspires, and moves me on levels that aren’t always visible to the human eye. I am so very thankful for the desire to ask spiritual questions and the openness to reflect upon the answers.
**I am an Artistic Spirit! For most of my life I’ve used the creative arts as a source of spiritual exploration and healing, even though I didn’t always do so consciously. Sometimes I was the instrument creating the art and other times I was on the receiving end. The connection between art and spirituality is so significant in my life that it’s infused into everything I do. I love music, theatre, television drama series (daytime and primetime), and creative writing and find fulfillment in artistic expression of various sorts: singing, acting, and jewelry design. Throughout the next 70 days, I’ll delve into how all of the above strengthens my spirit and has saved my life on more than one occasion.**