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What an experience

Yesterday was my fourth day being with my brother, in the hospitalICU. In an effort to take a mental break from our situation my mind off of our situation I decided to read and mostly reply to my blog comments. I was moved by the types, range and the  deepth of the responses.

I received many positive comments on the quality of my art works (which is for the most part what I expected). I was also asked for professional advise (this honored & humbled me) and for the part of the answer I did not now I refereed her to other wordpress bloggers that I follow (I was happy with the connections I am making). People answered my questions or told me how the questions made them think about what was being asked (this almost made me cry as I realized that in some small way I had touched a few lives).  Finally, I had a couple of respones where people told me that a few of my articles had changed their lives (okay, this made me cry). I gave praise for the opportunity.

Reading and responding brought me so much joy at a time when I really needed it. I feel a new level of  self-confindence, inspiration and motivation.

 I am offering my heartfelt THANK YOU to all my readers and followers.

PS. To answer one of my questions. Yes I can draw and paint. (Top photo is of one of my paper cut art works and the bottom is one my abstract paintings). But with limited time, photography  allows me to create, enjoy, share and sell quicker.


5 Affirmations for JOY

Affirmations gain their power from repetition. The more often you say them, the more they will impact your reality. Affirmations are not a one-time-event…say them once and life is perfect. Affirmations are an everyday choice, a choice we make with our thoughts and feelings. The more often you use them, the quicker you will begin to see new opportunities, engage in new healthy behaviors, and feel energized by the direction your life will be taking.

Joy is now flowing into my life.

Joy is in my heart and in my life.

Joy is abundant all around me.

Joy is mine right here right now

I am grateful for all the wonderful things I already have in my life and those that are yet to come


5 things to STOP caring about

Stop caring about other people’s opinion of you

Unless you’re trying to make a great first impression (job interview, first date, etc.), don’t let the opinions of others stand in your way.  What they think and say about you isn’t important.  What is important is how you feel about yourself.

Stop caring about being politically correct

I had a discussion with a friend yesterday about censorship and how speaking a certain way simply to please others contributes to the loss of one’s true inner voice.

Stop caring about what everyone else has

Instead, appreciate where you are and what you have right now.  Try comparing yourself to those who have less, those who are dealing with tragedy, and those who are struggling to survive. Hopefully it opens your eyes to all the things you should be grateful for.

Stop caring about the imaginary state of perfect

Remember, the real world doesn’t reward perfectionists.  It rewards people who get things done. Only by wading through years of practice and imperfection can we begin to achieve momentary glimpses of the perfection.Stop caring about being right all the time.

Stop caring about being right all the time

There are few absolute ‘rights’ and ‘wrongs’ in the world.  What’s right for you may be wrong for me, and vise versa.  People need to live their lives their way – the way that’s right for them.