Gratitude, Everyday Practice

I’ve journaled for ever.  It is only since picking up watercolors that my journal entries have gone beyond sketching and perhaps colored pencils into what I do now, but the discipline and connection to reflection and sustenance was embedded long ago.

A mainstay of my journal are my gratitude entries.

I feel delight when I see Mitchell at the desk every day…

Some entries are evident, but when they find my journals
after I am long gone some will not be understood….
Like the image of a rolled up sleeve!

And another…. after a bad day… to shift the inner state of mind… sometimes I just write.

This is a good day to post about gratitude because I have a crud-cold
and I am grateful they end… wishing mine were done NOW!.

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About dkatiepowellart

hollywood baby turned beach gurl turned steel&glass city gurl turned cowgurl turned herb gurl turned green city gurl. . . artist writer photographer. . . cat lover but misses our big dogs, gone to heaven. . . buddhist and interested in the study of spiritual traditions. . . foodie, organic, lover of all things mik, partner in conservation business mpfconservation, consummate blogger, making a dream happen, insomniac who is either reading buddhist teachings or not-so-bloody mysteries or autobio journal thangs early in the morning when i can't sleep
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22 Responses to Gratitude, Everyday Practice

  1. I like your post today as well. I to find a daily practice in gratitude to be a ritual that benefits all of us.


  2. CC aka Minerva says:

    Hey! I made your Gratitude List! Woo hoo! Getting out my pom poms! LOL! Just know I love you and hope you feel better soon! ♥


  3. Dan Antion says:

    Wonderful – I hope you feel better soon 🙂


  4. loisajay says:

    Feel better, Katie! Your journals are little gems.


  5. sending you virtual chicken noodle soup for your cold. Feel better my friend. Talk soon! (LOVE the mugs!)


  6. Susan Art says:

    Just a beautiful post! Love your artwork AND your attitude of gratitude inspite of good days and bad days. Feel better! Happy PPF


  7. Linda K says:

    A gratitude journal is very healing. Your illustrations are beautiful and I quite like your artsy looking handwriting too. Be well, and happy PPF!


  8. So sorry about your cold. Your watercolors are excellent.


  9. minnemie says:

    I love your pen-and-ink/loose watercolor style!


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