Looking at the pastel above is part of today's journey. When I look at it I am reminded of what really being in the moment and enjoying the process means. I remember not having any idea of what I was going to paint and just picking colors that spoke to me. I can still remember the sound of the pastel on the paper and the movement of my hand. I can remember working without thinking but really feeling what I was doing. And when I finished the piece I remember saying, "Wow, I love it!" I hope to incorporate more of those creative experiences into my life next year. I don't expect it to happen every time I paint but I do want to celebrate the joy of creating each time I pick up a paint brush or a piece of pastel.
Each Friday it is my practice to share what I am thankful for. As I watch my husband begin to build furniture again, I am so thankful for his spirit and drive and determination not to give into a chronic illness. I appreciate his love of creativity which has helped him be flexible as he continues to meet each challenge with an open mind. Problem solving has always been a way of life for him - now he just uses those skills in a different manner. Creativity is one of the gifts that we are born with that just keeps on giving if we let it. I hope that you will use your gift in a way that not only brings you happiness but inspires the world around you.
When you share your gifts and talents with the world, magic happens. Let the magic begin!