All too often, we go about our daily routine and take for granted the specialness of our relationships. And I have to say, I've got some great family and friends.
Every morning I walk my dog with Kris, and we discuss stuff and sort things out that have been mulling in our heads. It's pretty special having a friend like that...
And every day, I do what I want and say what I feel and my husband accepts me for who I am and loves me even when I'm hangry or acting ridiculous. That's pretty amazing, given how unruly I can be at times.
And every evening, I talk to my mom and she listens to the interesting and not so interesting parts of my day and makes me feel like the most special person in the entire world. Sometimes my dad pops on the phone to say hi as well and I feel like the luckiest girl in the world. And every so often my brothers, sister and nephew are visiting and I get to hear what's new in their lives too. So amazing.
And every night I go to bed completely content with a husband snoring loudly in my ear, a dog curled tightly up against my side and a cat sleeping heavily on my belly. And I feel at peace.
Of course there are hopes and dreams I have for the future, but I am blessed to have an unconditionally loving and supportive family. I'll remember to relish in the present because I am lucky to live this life. And I'm thankful to share this life with all these special people around me.
Karen Obuhanych (kto ART) is a Hawaii-based artist who relishes in the simple, happy moments of everyday life.