Last year, my friends surprised me with a birthday celebration! I was so blown away by all the well wishes that I renamed February 23, a day of gratitude! This is especially poignant for me as in 2011, the arthritis in my hands was so bad that I could not work on artwork for six months. But with a combination of east and west medicine, and a lot of support, I am in a much better place. And for that, I say the most sincere thank you.