I feel a closeness to the readers of The Collected Room through their lovely comments. I recently sent a copy of The Collected Tabletop to a special blog reader, Kelley Dibble, who lives in Guam. I love how I can connect with readers around the world and feel very grateful for this blessing. Not long after Kelley received her book, I received a beautiful handmade card from her, which I have framed! I am fascinated with her work…especially the “shades of blue” on the card.
Gratitude is a very important aspect of my life. I believe that gratitude takes so little time and can change not only the receiver, but also the giver!
“Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”
I love this quote by Marcel Proust (perhaps because it speaks of gardeners!) and do believe that gratitude makes our souls blossom. I was so touched by Kelley’s time and effort spent making this very personal thank you card. I write in a prayer journal each day and at the end of each entry, I try to write several things that I can be grateful for that day. How do you practice gratitude?