Little by little I'll show some of things I painted this year for Christmas gifts. The sled above is one of the 7 I did for each of my children.
A few years ago, after a long and gruesome day of work, I realized I was in danger of wasting my life. I saw that the years were slipping by. With the good Lord's help, I have since made myself a whole lot happier. My days have become joy filled and full of meaning. I've become rich in things I really never considered to be of much importance before.
One thing I've learned is to take care of my self. To get more rest and to eat the right things too.
I've learned to let go of a lot of things. Old grudges and petty complaints were given a boot out the door. I let them go .
I don't dwell on what's wrong in my life, but focus on what is right.
I look for little ways I can stay closer to my family and friends.
I've accepted my way of life and what I am and have learned to enjoy just being me.
I leaned that I really have a wonderful life and look forward to each day. Every moment holds something new and I thrive on being a part of each one of them.
The darkest days of the year are about to lighten again. We will be celebratings the ending of one year and the beginning of the next. It's a time of impending rebirth. Even in these Arctic blasts of winter, there is the scent of Spring. Can you smell it? We are at the turning point of the year, the symbolic moment of starting over.
See the world as completely new every moment and approach it with a sense of wonder, for even though we often forget it, we are always starting over. I'm going to light a candle to the end of the year and say a prayer of gratitude for 2010 and declare what I'm letting go of this year. At midnight on the 31st, I'm going to make a toast to releasing anything that no longer serves a purpose in my life..
There you have my 2 for Tuesday. How to make life worth living and living worth while in the coming year and a peak at my Christmas painting.
Have a Terrific 2's Tuesday everyone! Blessings to you for the coming year!