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Water Gallery's top ten reasons to be thankful

Although it's important to be grateful every single day of the year (gratitude is so imperative for living a truly full life), it always seems that the holidays bring out the desire to reflect on all that you have. In times of worldwide struggle and fear, it's easy to get mired in negativity, angst, and frustration. For some of us it actually takes discipline and daily resolve to be "thankful." Life can often be exhausting and feeling bogged down can tend to be many people's "set point." But it's so rewarding and, really, necessary to take some time to truly look at your life and illuminate the good stuff. So with Thanksgiving occurring this week (today, to be precise), we are making our gratitude list...and our goal is to look at this list every day of 2017 to remind ourselves what we have to be thankful for.

We are thankful

1) We are thankful for the incredibly humbling (and often difficult) role we've undertaken as owners of our own business. As hard as it can be to be at the helm of a ship with so much precious cargo, so to speak, the rewards are greater than we've ever experienced before professionally. 

2) We are thankful to be able to do work that matters. With every sale of a piece of Water Gallery drinkware, a portion goes to environmental foundations. It feels so, so good to give back while doing work that we love.

3) We are thankful for art. Artistic beauty enhances life in so many ways, from being intellectually-stimulating, calming, memory-inducing, inspiring, emotive, beautiful to the eye, and more.

4) We are thankful for the world's oceans, marine life, and treasured beaches. Without this kind of natural beauty, the world would be a dark, empty place.

5) We are thankful for our health. With good health comes the ability to do good work, experience the world's wonders, and feel the freedom that comes with being able to look forward with optimism.

6) We are thankful to be able to live and work in beautiful Southern California. Despite the smog, the traffic, and the drought (honesty doesn't necessarily equate with negativity; only until we acknowledge the world's problems can we begin to address them!), it's a really wonderful place to live, with a moderate climate, interesting culture, and a host of natural resources.

7) We are thankful for family. There isn't a day that goes by that we don't give thanks for the health and happiness of our children, our parents, our siblings, and each other. 

8) We are thankful for technology, which gives us the opportunity to reach out and connect with so many people worldwide. We love hearing diverse opinions, inspiring stories, and personal thoughts from so many folks with whom we'd never have connected ten or twenty years ago.

9) We are thankful for the phrase "this too shall pass," which has gotten us through so many tough times, both personally and professionally. Because it always does-- the pendulum always swings back, the sun always rises again, there's always a new day on the horizon. Staying positive is key.

10) Finally, we're thankful to be on this planet, living and breathing every day! Ready each day to design, create, progress, and love! Life is beautiful, even when it's hard-- sometimes the hardest times produce the most remarkable lessons. Today and every day, we are thankful for all life has to give.

 

9 comments

Dec 27, 2016 • Posted by Debra

I love your positive message. After being bombarded with such negativity for a year, this is a welcome breath of life!

Dec 27, 2016 • Posted by Victoria Binkiewicz

You guys are so thoughtful! Not one of your things to be thankful for were money and I really appreciate that. You have your priorities set and as long as you keep doing what you’re doing people will keep supporting you.

Dec 26, 2016 • Posted by Lisa kahanek porter

I am thankful for my family, my friends, and for life! Your list is a great reminder of what is important and thanks for that! It is so easy to concentrate on negativity and things that go wrong or not our way……when u think about the positives and how much we mean to each other, then we are not alone…..

Dec 25, 2016 • Posted by Charlie Floyd

I concur with the comments except for N0 6. Being from the state of Tennessee and a true believer in the South I am proud to be from my region.

Dec 23, 2016 • Posted by Vicki Hernandez

My list is quite similar to yours.
Amen

Dec 23, 2016 • Posted by Charlie Floyd

I am thankful for surviving 2016 and looking forward to 2017 but with certain trepidation for what is in store.

Dec 23, 2016 • Posted by Charlotte Trant

We are thankful for you!!! You’ve been given an incredible gift ???

Dec 23, 2016 • Posted by Valerie Giugliano

I can see how awesome the business has done since the early days in Laguna. You are truly blessed to be able to do what you love and earn a living. Thanking God for all the wonderful creation to enjoy!

Dec 23, 2016 • Posted by Aaron Hightower

I am thankful for getting through 2016 & I will be ever so thankful when I win a WYLAND water bottle!!!!!!!!

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