Thursday, November 26, 2009

Gracias a la vida... que me ha dado tanto


I learned about Thanksgiving just a couple of years ago. It is not a Mexican tradition, but is a tradition that I've happily adopted. I get together with my neighbors and we bring food and laugh and talk and give thanks. I think it is very important being thankful for all the blessings we have received.


I must confess that I don't pray when I'm going to bed, instead I like to give thanks for 5 blessings each day. Just 5. I now there are more than that but narrowing to just 5 helps me prioritize what it's more important in my life and also helps a lot to remind me that no matter how bad things get some days, there's always more than 5 things to be thankful for.

Even in the worst days I give thanks because I have a bed to rest and a warm house. I have food in my table and a fabulous husband and a beautiful, healthy daughter. I'm even thankful for being able to open the faucet and get water... and I'm lucky enough to decide if I want it warm or cold. There are so many who doesn't have those blessings.

Today, I'd like to give thanks to you.
  1. Thank you for letting me leave my dream. Your support means a lot to me.
  2. Thank you for your feedback, good and bad, it helps me be a better artist and a better person.
  3. Thank you for taking the time to look at my art, to leave a comment or to add me to your favorites. In this cyber world with thousands of blogs and shops opening everyday, I'm very thankful for each person who comes by mine and takes a moment to look at what I have to share.
  4. Thank you for buying stuff from me no matter how big or small. What matters is that by purchasing something from me you allow me to continue with this journey.
  5. Thank you for sharing your stories with me. I'm not that good at making friends, but thanks to you opening your hearts to me, I've met loads of wonderful people and made so much friends that I could have done otherwise.
As the later Mercedes Sosa would sing, "Gracias a la vida, que me ha dado tanto...." (Thank you life for you have given me so much...). Gracias.

19 comments:

PaperPumpkin said...

Many, many thanks to you, danita, for your beautiful words and your beautiful art! (I like how you give thanks for 5 things each day).

Sabbio said...

You touched me with all your thanks...

Thank you for sharing you art!

janil said...

Gracias a ti por tu arte!!!!!!

Feliz día!

Annette Q said...

Y gracias a ti Danita....what a lovely post. Your blog is always such a lovely, inpsiring place to visit :-)

oldblackcatboo said...

Thank YOU for all your fabulous ART!

Veronica said...

Danita : Gracias por recordar a Mercedes Sosa , soy de Argentina y realmente estamos muy tristes porque nos a abandonado , por suerte nos queda su voz y su inmensa generosidad!!! Un cariño .Vero

Anonymous said...

Danita I'm from Argentina. I thank to God for people like you, who make this world a lot better and happier.

sMacThoughts said...

You have given to us as well, Danita... your amazing art, your blog, all inspirations to others who hope to do half as well!

paula said...

Gracias a la vida es una maravillosa canción compuesta por la autora y poetisa VIOLETA PARRA a quien admiramos por su grandeza y humildad, la gran Mercedes Sosa no comentaba muy seguido de quien era esta canción, pequeñas deudas entre genios de la cultura latinoamericana

paula said...

ah! por su puesto Violeta Parra era chilena igual que yo ji ji!!!

Lucia said...

I hope you had a lovely day there in beautiful
danita-world! Thank you for your beautiful art!!!

Lucia

Lauri said...

Estoy completamente enamorada de tu arte! GRACIAS a ti!!

Liz said...

What a lovely post... thank you for reminding me what's important. You have a wonderful spirit, Danita.

lovemelove said...

GRACIAS a ti Danita, segui tus indicaciones para mi proyecto y me gusto en lo que termino...

Aquí el resultado gracias por todo... ;)

audrey said...

Oh, Danita, what a really wonderfull posting! It is so nice what you do with your neighbors in celebration and thankfulness.
I, too, am thankful for the artists and friends I have met on my Blog, including you.
Have a wondrous week!!
audrey

claire barone art said...

you and your work are charming and it cheers me up whenever I look at it

Danita said...

Thank you so much to all for the good wishes! I hope you had a great Thanksgiving too!

Paula, no sabia eso de Violeta Parra... la verdad es que ni siquiera la conozco, pero gracias por la aclaracion ;)

lori said...

I would like to say I'm thankful for you, thanks for sharing your art with us :)

Julieta Abiusi said...

I just loved your work. And your studio is AMAZING!!!
Saludos de Argentina :o)