Living In Gratitude: A Place Of Thanksgiving

“In the end, though, maybe we must all give up trying to pay back the people in this world who sustain our lives. In the end, maybe it’s wiser to surrender before the miraculous scope of human generosity and to just keep saying thank you, forever and sincerely, for as long as we have voices.” 

― Elizabeth GilbertEat, Pray, Love

 

November is the unofficial start of the holidays, when we’re greeted with colder weather, busier streets and fuller schedules. This month brings us the holiday for feasting and family and a grand opportunity to remember all that we have and rejoice by giving thanks. It’s nice to wonder what would happen if we could take that feeling of gratitude and carry it with us throughout the rest of the year… It could be a life changing event.

What we are learning in the studio is that it’s not always easy to be full of gratitude when our lives feel hard or lonely, and it doesn’t do us a bit of good to pretend those feelings don’t exist. Through painting, we realize we can feel that hard loneliness and find some curiosity for it. And by diving into what we are experiencing in the moment (even the yucky stuff) we discover a little space to breathe in some needed fresh air. Our gratitude can begin in that moment, a place of thanks giving.

We are offering many painting opportunities this month and we’d love to see you! Thank you so much for being part of our community!

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