The word gentle seems to be everywhere I look this week. I am going to take it as a sign from the universe that it is time to be gentle with myself. It has been about six months since I have taken a painting class and I have really missed it. I have been painting a little but today's class has inspired me to try to do a small painting several times a week. I would love to say once a day but I know better than that. I know that if I set my goal to something manageable, than I most probably will meet it or even exceed it. I have learned that for me small steps lead me down the path I want to go. So this month I will gently persevere as I paint and explore different color combinations to see how they change the painting but most importantly how they make me feel when I see the finished product. I love to see soft colors. They are calming and peaceful but sometimes there needs to be just that extra pop of color to add that special spark. So I want to add that spark and see what happens.
It's Friday time to share what I am most grateful for this week. As I stood outside with the cold wind blowing all around me, it occurred to me how very lucky I am to have a warm house waiting for me. It is not something I ever take for granted but this week I have been thinking a lot about how lucky we were to find this house years ago just because we took a wrong turn. It is amazing how a wrong turn, a chance meeting, or a sudden opportunity can change your life in so many ways. I am very grateful that years ago we made a wrong turn, got lost, and found the perfect house. What makes you smile this week?
You don't need diamonds to make your light shine brighter and brighter. It comes from knowing who you are, what you love to do, and sharing your dreams and your talent with the world. Then it is easy to sparkle. Ginny