At this time of year, a person can't help but think about the things they're thankful for. Friends, family, food, safety, shelter, courage in times of crisis...you know, all that good stuff. While pondering all the change in my life in the last couple of years, taking time to just be thankful is heartening and mildly overwhelming. And though it may seem unimportant in the overall scheme of life, I am so incredibly thankful that beads became such an integral part of my life.
I knew I couldn't be the only beader that felt this way, so I asked my beady friends, and have come up with a list of reasons that we are thankful for beads. I hope that these sentiments resonate with you as well! Take a few breaths away from the festivities to ponder...why we bead thankful (in no particular order):
this book - it's an incredibly applicable introduction and lesson plan on the subject. However, I suspect that as you learn about mindfulness, you will come to the conclusion that some aspect of your bead process is a natural meditation for you as well! I am never more present in the moment than when I am in the middle of a large project. I am able to turn off my thinking brain, and just be...just breathing and beading. Thank you beadwork for creating peace in my mind, a way for my brain to recharge, a time for me to simply be.
I hope you all had a fantastic and love filled holiday. Please tell us how you bead thankful!