As I’m relaxing on this special Thanksgiving Day 2018 awaiting a full course dinner at my sister’s house, I can’t help but reflect on all the blessings and things I have to be thankful for, even despite all the chaos in our world today. As I was perusing our local paper this morning, I was shocked to find a half page article about ME and my art. You can imagine my surprise!
While I’m incredibly thrilled and humbled to be featured, I am even more thankful that the reporter, Mary Compton, took the time to listen to my story and share it and spotlight the plight of the animals and the important role people play to the health of our earth and the life in it and preserving it for generations to come.
We are all a part of this living earth, and we can all make a difference. Can you imagine elephants or lions going extinct in our lifetime? It’s unbelievable to me, but a real possibility without intervention and action by the greatest predator, humans.
And while these amazing animals live far away and are not part of daily reality, they are living, breathing creatures who play an important role in the delicate balance of their ecosystems, and they also deserve to live out their lives without the threat of homes and habitats destroyed or being killed by poachers.
I am most thankful that through my art I can both bring attention to these amazing creatures and their stories, as well as donate back to a number of my favorite charities to help fund important work and animal rescues.
I hope you all have a safe, warm, blessed Thanksgiving (for those who celebrate it) and will consider giving a small gift this holiday season to help a worthy organization that works on behalf of animals or the environment– whether a local shelter or a prominent national organization–the are many of them.
Blessings to you and yours this holiday season!