This year I wanted to connect more with family and friends. I’m usually lazy at keeping in touch, but with practice I’m getting better. I still don’t call my mother as often as I should but I’m working on it. I believe that every person is a gift. My twitter and facebook buds make me laugh and think with their updates. Helpful strangers have opened opportunities or given advice. My family and good friends have my back even from miles away. Some people I’ve lost touch with but they’ve shaped me nonetheless. My galleries treat me well and support my art and I thank them for making business a pleasure. Even people less than kind have made me more resilient. I am grateful for everyone, most especially my husband and darling dog. They are the greatest gifts because they bring out the best in me and forgive me when I’m at my worst.