Open Access Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
© 2012 Lily Anna Burgess
This thesis is founded in the positive psychological theory of gratitude, the experience of thankfulness and its benefits on both the individual and the community. My explorations via personal journaling, careful reflection, and engaging in craft, led me to cultivate a new definition for gratitude: present moment awareness. Using sheer fabric and the meditative act of embroidering, the language of gratitude was relearned and cultivated. My piece aims to incite further explorations in thanks.
Burgess, Lily Anna, "Spelling Gratitude: An Aesthetic Exploration" (2012). Scripps Senior Theses. 127.