Other People Matter

Rebecca–My Lovely Peeps

“I believe that unconditional love will have the final word ” Martin Luther King, Jr.

It’s been a challenging year if you listen to the news recaps. Ebola. Gaza. Ukraine. Malaysia Airlines. ISIS. Robin Williams. Girls here and abroad abducted and raped. Rockets crashing. Ferguson. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warns of “severe, pervasive and irreversible” damage to our environment from global emissions of CO2. Heavy stuff, all of it. And we know many of you face personal challenges that add to these global stressors.

As we search for positive ways to move forward, to make a difference, and to heal, we are reminded of the importance of connecting with each other in the spirit of love. As Chris Peterson, one of our favorite positive psychologists, used to say, “Other people matter!”

So we are celebrating everyone who matter to us: You–the lovely people that we have had the pleasure and honor to work with, our family members, our art therapy colleagues, our students and teachers, our neighbors, and the folks who we cross paths with every day at work, doing errands, and going about our lives.

We wish you a peaceful December and hope you get a chance to do something creative with those you care about over the holidays.

Positive yours, Rebecca and Gioia

Art Directive:
Who matters to you? Make art that includes symbols of the people and communities that matter to you.  Share your artwork if you’d like on our facebook page.