I am thankful for many, many things in my life, not the least of which includes my husband, family and friends.
Today though, on this blog, I want to give thanks for something else. Something that rarely gets thanks, and quite honestly, mostly gets beaten up.
(photo by my awesome assistant Aliza)
Dear m three studio,
Today, on Thanksgiving, I am thankful for you. Thankful that your presence in my life has given me so much.
Because of you…
I wake up in the morning with a deep desire to get to work.
I have met more remarkable people than I can count.
I have made friends, amazing, life-long friends.
I have had the joy of witnessing the beginning and joining of families, over and over again.
I have an outlet everyday for my creativity, and people who want to pay me for it. Amazing.
I have been tested, and so has my marriage, my integrity, my stamina and my talents. And I am stronger for it.
I have seen what love looks like in a thousand different ways.
I have basked in the sun, braved the wind and played in the snow.
I believe more than ever in marriage.
I know that all I truly need to support my family is inside myself.
I have travelled all over the world, seen new things, experienced different cultures and formed new bridges.
I am surrounded regularly by beauty.
I am reminded each day that I am an artist, and therefore I strive to get back to that place where I feel it.
I take time to appreciate the small things and take time to notice the hidden.
I am in control of my life, my schedule, my days.
I dream bigger (and I was a mighty big dreamer to start with).
Looking back, starting you was a fluke, a happenstance, almost an accident. But that small (okay large) leap of faith has been such a remarkable turn in our lives. You have grown and changed from my initial vision in ways I could have never anticipated.
It can be easy when I’m buried in work and short on time to not feel grateful. To feel trapped and heavy. To feel like you only take from me. Especially at this time of year when I am burned out from a very busy wedding season, I can sound ungrateful in my grumblings. But the reality is you give so much more than you take. And today, I want to remember that and feel grateful for it.
So today I give thanks to you m three studio, to your clients, to your friends, to your colleagues. Because you have made my life rich with so much.
Have a great Thanksgiving everyone!