What Are You Thankful For?

I love my job. Last week I was responsible for inspiring and guiding nearly 500 artists while they created landscape paintings. In the course of a year I will contribute to at least 6000 artworks being created. It can be difficult sometimes and it is occasionally frustrating but it is totally worthwhile.
Children cheer when they hear it’s art day, they applaud when I finish a demonstration, and I am so proud of what they accomplish in my classroom. It is a happy and fulfilling job and I am thankful that I feel this way about my what I do every day. Even my worst days are still rewarding ones. I am lucky to work in a school system that appreciates the arts enough that I have this job at all. I am thankful that I chose a career that is such a fantastic and creative one, where I get paid to make art with kids all day.
What are you thankful for?

2 thoughts on “What Are You Thankful For?

  1. Like you, I am thankful for my job. I now work in a place where I am able to learn about Jesus and use my skills (writing and editing) in a way I never thought possible. I’m also thankful for my husband, my home, my family, and my continued good health. February 2012 will be eight years of living a normal life despite having Multiple Sclerosis. God is indeed good!

  2. Thanks for that encouraging post! I stumbled across your blog via pinterest. I’m doing my student teaching right now and you reminded why I love elementary art so much “Children cheer when they hear it’s art day, they applaud when I finish a demonstration, and I am so proud of what they accomplish in my classroom.” The world is magical through their eyes and they are so creative!

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