As we are celebrating Christmas this year in a very different way, I feel gratefulness should come to the forefront in our lives.
As for these daily drawings, I am skipping a few weeks ahead in order to show some seasonal paintings from weeks 48 and 49. Let’s get into the Christmas spirit!
Here in Quebec and the rest of Canada, we are observing confinement and distanciation measures that keep most families apart during this Christmas season.
In our house, we prepared food and set up a beautiful table as though we were having everyone over and our children took turns coming over to pick up their food, say Hello and bring us goodies, a bottle of champagne, some homemade chocolates, smiles and chatter.
Despite the distance and the short moments, the lack of hugs and the masks, I am grateful. My children are responsible adults that follow rules, are trying to stay safe and care they are keeping us safe too.
No matter how hard life gets sometimes, we have to be grateful for what we have.
As I had more time to think about it this year, my gratefulness list just grew. Let’s face it. We all have to go through challenges at one point or another and life can get quite rough at times. Difficulties can be terrifying, especially when we focus on the pain and wounds left behind instead of on the lessons learned as a result.
If you think you have nothing to be grateful for, think again! Be grateful for your life, for who you are.
Be thankful for all the happy moments in your life no matter how fleeting. Simple things like drinking your morning coffee, walking to the office, how fulfilled you feel when you spend time with loved ones, no matter how small or trivial these things seem to be, they make your day a little brighter. They add joy and meaning to your life.
I am grateful for my family, my health, my friends and connections and wordpress community, nature, a roof over my head and food on the table.
I wish you all peace and happiness, contentment and joy during this Christmas season and beyond.
©2020 Suzanne Bélair
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