4/28/15 Notes to Myself: Considering GRATITUDE a lot lately. Writing gratitude lists with regularity these days. That process helps put my life in perspective. I can top the list with: I am grateful for my life today! Gratitude is a choice. It's always there waiting for me. It doesn't have to be determined by circumstances. That's something I am learning. It's toughest to express when things seem to be going awry. But that's when I need it most because it can transform my experience and create miracles. Today, I am grateful to be an artist. To be in touch with my creativity and to have the opportunity to share that with others through painting.