In 2021 I often found myself craving a change of scene or feeling discontented. But I was unable to step away from the daily responsibilities of life to try and find contentment elsewhere.
And that was a really good thing! Because it’s so easy to believe the lie that happiness or gratitude is found in something new, somewhere else. The truth is that there is so much beauty and goodness around us now, in the ordinary and common. We just have to practice seeing and appreciating it. And if we don’t practice seeing it where we are at right now, we won’t be able to see and appreciate it wherever we go.
I didn’t have to change my situation, just what I focused on.
So this year I wanted to practice gratitude through sketching the ordinary, common things in my daily life. Through taking time to see the art in the ordinary.
And I so loved the idea of doing this with a community of people! Together we could share the beauty and joy we find with each other, and encourage each other to practice gratitude daily.