Gratitude is underrated. Did you know that there are many studies linking feelings of gratitude to overall happiness and well-being?
Today is Thanksgiving in the US, so I thought I would take the opportunity to say thank you to everyone who reads this blog, sews with our patterns, posts pictures, leaves positive comments, emails sweet thoughts, or otherwise takes the time to show their friendship and support. It might not seem like much, but I don’t think I could do it without all of your encouragement.
Last night, I was totally exhausted, lying on the couch and bemoaning all the work I have piling up. In a fit of self-pity, I asked Kenn, “Why am I doing all of this?”
He replied, “Because you want to contribute something to the craft of sewing.” And you know what? He is totally right. I don’t do this because I hope to get rich (ha!) or famous like Martha (double ha!). I know that that is not what will make me happy. Actually, I think striving for those things would make me much less happy.
But I do want a sense of accomplishment, and I do want to feel like I am helping people in some way. I want to feel connected to a craft that I love, and have some part in it. It is only through you guys that I achieve that. So thank you.
I am so grateful to be running this company that I love. I’m grateful to work with good friends, including my husband (the world’s most supportive partner) and Caitlin. I’m grateful that my job entails things like fabric shopping in the middle of the day. That I can take breaks with Caitlin to collect wildflowers outside (see above) or pet kittens at The Pixie Project. That I have a lovely studio to work in. That my family is proud of me. That I was able to write a book.
Thank you for giving me all of this, my sewing friends.