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This is the week that reminds us to take time out of our frantic schedules to stop, spend time with family and friends and reflect on gratitude for the gifts that we have been given and the life that we choose to lead. This having been an extremely difficult year for all, many people may wonder what there is to be thankful for. 

In my own life, I struggle with having too much to do and not enough funds or resources to do it with.  I am making do with less, going without or not going at all- for the first time in my adult life.  It is a foreign and uncomfortable feeling and I want this “recession that is really a depression” to be over. I ‘m done with it already. But knowing that thoughts create reality, is it wise to dwell on scarcity or be thankful for the genuine abundance that you create everyday as an artist?

Knowing that we all have an endless supply of creative energy, it stands to reason that we then also have an endless supply of abundance.  It might not manifest as material wealth, but in the fact that I can create abundance by looking at life differently, by responding to situations innovatively, by applying a creative solution to seemingly impossible situations, I  can walk through the fire.  And having done so, I will have been forged.  

At this time of Thanksgiving, take some time to reflect on what it is you create in your life- for yourself, for others, for society, for the future.  As artists, we are continually creating abundance without realizing it- is this not a gift to be ever grateful fo

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