My gratitude this week is for Lauren McKinley Renzetti who teaches the Art In Nature course at my campground. She is such a positive, creative and supportive soul. She teaches art to groups of people like an experienced teacher in a one room schoolhouse. Those of us who are beginners feel successful with our results under her tutelage. At the same time I've seen her offer support and wisdom to people who are accomplished enough to sell their works. She inspires a passion for beauty, nature and colour that is infectious. All the while she is painting herself and spewing Art History! I am so grateful that I get to learn from her. Normally she is working in Toronto at her own studio and the Art Gallery of Ontario. (And a bunch of other places that I can't keep track of!!!) So, I hope that you are enjoying the outdoors and nature in your own way. I will leave you with her website I look forward to getting back to our regular blogs in September.
Family cottage time this time. Celebrating my mother-in-law's 95th birthday and a new great-grandchild for her! That's the whole spectrum of life under one roof!
Gratitude is so important that I thought I'd put in another one while I am busy taking a break over the summer. Are you practicing gratitude? Don't beat yourself up if your not....that's really important! Just start again. One day at a time. Simple things. Tea. Smiles. Food. Yum! Notice kindness between people and smile inside. Just smile. It will change your mind and your body chemistry. An attitude of gratitude is the best thing you can do for yourself. But one day at a time. You aren't going to grow those neuropathways overnight. Breathe. Be grateful you can breathe.
Here are some statistics from around the world if the population around the world were broken down into a village of 100 people. It has now been made into a beautiful children's book. I've posted the YouTube version of the book. That will bring you some gratitude!!!