It is hard to know where to start or how to even talk about my whole gratitude project experience. I’m still processing it all. It has been a bit overwhelming, but in a very good way.
I didn’t expect the really sweet and genuine outpouring of emotion from so many people who came to my exhibit. I thought people who received a painting would be grateful, but I didn’t expect all of the tears. I cried so much during the exhibit that I think it was rare to see me without water in my eyes!
A photographer friend of mine, Tom Dwyer, wrote the nicest review of the show. And the local news came to my house and interviewed me a week before the exhibition.
I will be sharing LOTS more here soon, but for now, here are a few of the Hundred Thank You paintings I am taking to the post office today! Underneath each painting is the label that went next to the painting on the wall at the exhibition.
Hannah Marcotti (On-line Friend, Coach and Writer)
Oh Hannah, I adore you, my beautiful friend. I have learned so much from your e-courses. They have all come to me at exactly the right time. Your writing is a sweet little gift in my inbox. I love your calm, joyful, genuine nature. I love that we are both HSP. And I love how we have all of these crazy little connections. It is not an accident that we are friends. I’m so grateful for you!
I am so grateful that I got to meet Hannah in person at my exhibit!
Amanda Oaks (Friend, Kind-Over-Matter Blog)
Dear sweet Amanda! I remember years ago when you featured my artwork on your site and I thought I had finally “made it!” I think I got my start with KOM. But, that is not why I made you a painting. I made you a painting because I adore you- you overflow with kindness, love, positive regard for others, and unconditional acceptance. It is an honor to be your friend. (I love that we text!)
Corinne Bowen (Writer-Friend)
It’s so fun being friends with you on Instagram! You inspire me to cook more and I think I have bought three cookbooks from your pictures! I adore the pictures of your beautiful daughter. I’m grateful to have connected with a kind-hearted and compassionate friend. Looking forward to the day we meet at the Owl House!
Kris Carr (Crazy, Sexy Life Blog, Author, Filmmaker)
I first discovered you from your documentary, Crazy Sexy Cancer. Loved it! I’ve been a vegetarian for 20 years, but you brought my healthy eating to a new level. My husband and I now have a green juice every day. We also have green smoothies, use the rebounder and dry brush. We limit wheat, dairy and sugar. You have been such an inspiration to me! Plus, you are adorable. My life is healthier because of you and that is a really big deal!
David and Mira Newman (Kirtan Musicians)
When I first heard you singing live at the CNY Yoga Center, I cried. In fact, I had a hard time keeping my eyes dry during the entire Kirtan. Your music is pure love and devotion. It lifts me up and makes my life better. Thank you for all that you do to make this world a more peaceful place. I am so grateful for both of you.