I belong to an art community of women online, brought there by a friend who has a love of art and creating like I do. For months I sat and watched the interaction among the members, not really sure how to join in and participate. I uploaded some of my artwork, and linked some of my blogs to the site, but I felt more like an observer than a member, even though I had been welcomed warmly by some of the lead members in the community.
|my santa imposters|
|the angel i made|
And that was when I stopped. To savor the small things. I looked at my ATCs from Denmark again, and thought of my two new friends, the one in Denmark who sent my cards, and the one here in Illinois who received the cards I made. How our hands had created these cards or opened the envelopes that held these cards.
But most of all I felt the pleasure, and the gratitude of knowing we had all shared something both tangible and intangible. And that the smallest of things are sometimes the gifts that are truly priceless.
Savor the small things when they happen. They are some of life's greatest gifts.