DEC.9, 2019:  Every day I think of 5 things that I am grateful for.  This practice keeps me focused on all the good and blessings that I have in my life.  Today I am grateful for my cozy home in Port Townsend, for my husband and friend Kevin and all of my friends and loved ones, for all of the good food I am fortunate to eat every day, for my health, and for being an Artist, but not a "starving artist" anymore.  Those are the five blessings today that I am most grateful for.  The Holidays are upon us, and for a lot of people, this is a difficult time of year. My heart goes out to you.  I hope you feel the love of the season. I put up a few beautiful blue lights on a little juniper tree outside. I also lit a pine candle and did a little decorating to the Nutcracker Suite. I hung some vintage glass ornaments on my Christmas cactus, got out my Christmas Cheer glasses, and I am filled with Gratitude!  I hope that your days also are Merry and Bright!