"Every day that dawns is a gift to me and I take it that way. I accept it gratefully without looking beyond it . . . . I think only of the joy of seeing the sun rise once more and of being able to work a little bit, even under difficult conditions."
1869 - 1954
Each day we live is a gift that we often forget to be thankful for. We become so busy with the hundreds of tasks that we have to do that we lose sight of the fact that life is a blessing. Matisse wrote these words after a second operation from which he did not expect to wake. Even though he was physically in pain, he found joy in being able to paint. Each day is a gift. Are you living it to the fullest? Are you grateful for the life you have? Does your creative work bring you joy?