I try to practise gratitude every day. There's always something to be thankful for, and to quote Tammy (the courageous warrior), "every day is a gift, even the bad ones."
Today, among other things, my deepest gratitude is for Tina in Sydney (Australia). She makes the years of being nickel-and-dimed for my artwork worthwhile. She has supported me for a long time now, not just by collecting my art, but with her encouragement and her emails that I keep and read when I need that jolt to continue following my heart in what I create, when my self-confidence is low. Tina, if you see this, I want to tell you that your etsy purchase today brought a lump to my throat. Bless you always.
And all of you here, I give thanks for you too. You help keep this artist afloat. I came late to art, but it is my vocation and this is why I do it, even though I could go and get a full-time job and salary. But I can't do that, it would deaden me and I would be miserable. So I freelance while building up my little art business.
Thank you, thank you, thank you.