I painted this cat when I was in my tween years. We had a stray that I named ‘Soda Pop’ that eventually ran away after leaving us with a litter of kittens. I always thought of this little painting as ‘junk’, but my son loves it. He keeps it on his wall above his desk in his room. Beauty is truly in the ‘eye of the beholder’. You just never know what someone else will love – something you paint, something you make or even just your smile. Life is beautiful. That’s something to be thankful about this week.