Stuff happens and we’re supposed to deal with situations as they come along. We pray, repent, make new goals… only to have situations come along again. The last 8-10 months of my life have been extremely difficult, especially today (no details!) I decided to, after many tears and prayers, PAINT: one of the things I have that helps me realize why I’m here.
You may not be an artist, but your escape may entail taking a ride, going to the gym, doing yoga, cooking, listening to music, or whatever you turn to in order to deal with pressure. I chose to allow myself to wallow for a little bit, but I eventually reverted back to my gift: painting.
The ‘lemon/lemonade’ analogy is great. But, if you’re like me, I don’t care for lemonade: I prefer home made sweet tea… And creating my best art! We all have options when life goes sideways, but take a few moments to listen to your heart before you turn to self-defeating habits to deal with the pain. Be grateful for the small things, like your 5 senses or your sense of humor. An evening walk is cathartic, as is your favorite song.
I pray that WE continue to strive to live life to the fullest, no matter what comes along.
Enjoy the lemonade… the roses… your existence.
Peace + blessings!
ART: W A T E R C O L O R