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Artist draws 40 reasons to say “thank you,” shares on IG


Claire s2c

"Thank you for priests and religious!" by Claire S2C

Aleteia - published on 03/19/24

Claire Sallé de Chou is an illustrator and graphic designer who decided to share on Instagram an illustration of gratitude every day during Lent 2024.

“Thank you for the sun,” “Thank you for gentleness,” “Thank you for the faith,” “Thank you for differences”… Claire Sallé de Chou, a French artist who goes by Claire S2C, is publishing a different reason to say “Thank you” to God every day during Lent.

Because the cross of Good Friday heralds the joy of Easter morning, Claire is accompanying the journey to Easter with her sweet, colorful drawings, preparing for that joyful celebration.

Gratitude means recognizing God’s providential hand in all things. It means knowing how to welcome good moments, yes, but also being able to accept the more difficult ones. Putting ourselves into a thankful mentality means taking the focus off ourselves to open ourselves to others.

Gratitude unites our soul to our creator, and thus is a way of life that invites us to appreciate what we have, rather than lamenting what we lack.

How else can we conclude than by saying, “Thank you, Lord, for the talent you’ve given Claire!”

Here we share some of her illustrations with English translations:

Thank you for differences!

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A post shared by Claire S2C (@claire_s2c)

Thank you for our children (without forgetting the ones who are in heaven or only in our heart)!

Thank you for the arts! Beauty will save the world.

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