Today is "Inspire your Heart with Art Day" and "Bell - Let's Talk Day". I think these two things go together. I suffer from Major Depressive Disorder, Anxiety, Fibromyalgia and was just recently was diagnosed with OCPD (Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder). I had no idea the latter existed or what it meant. (Look it up for details). Each day is a struggle of its own kind. Finding my purpose in life has been very difficult since having to end my 20 year teaching career. But, I'm glad I have art in my life. It quiets my mind. It is a quiet activity (can't handle noise anymore). It's something I can do by myself. There are so many different forms of art. If I get bored or frustrated with one form, I can try another form. I enjoy the feeling of giving it away and making someone's day. It's something I can handle amidst my exhaustion and pain. I feel like I accomplish something, where many physical tasks make me feel like a failure. How does art inspire your heart? I'm excited for tonight's Craftea Evening at the Artsy Fartsy Gallery. We will come together to work on our heart healthy art projects and have a fun time with others who are creative and like minded. Let's talk! I'm hoping to remember to take pictures!