Did I win the lottery? Have I gone through life unscathed? No & no.
Am I gifted- yes, we all are. I've really tried to focus on mine & will continue to do so as long as I am able - it is also my passion. There are several issues I'm dealing with currently, not easy... still I am blessed.
I am blessed because I have faith in God. With it comes strength, power & peace.
The most important PEACE, imo.
Peace of my own mind- which allows me to fall asleep faster than Poppy most nights.
I will give you a perfect example of when I felt blessed this past week, there have been several... I started painting the Bear Pondering' on the log but had to go to the Dr.s - driving home, I informed Storm, "I need a vacation." lol He is aware.
I came home to an E mail I had to think about- it was perfect- I had to paint Bear Pondering! Ponder- I did.. the next day- almost complete I had to leave my office again for a couple of hours- diner- etc.. frustrated - I went back into my office to finish bear pondering and as I glanced at my desk- Bear had this streak of natural sunlight fall across the paper - exactly 'on her'- Better than I could have painted and it was a warm ray exactly where it needed to be. I am exactly where I need to be at this point.
I smiled instantly, seeing that bear in that light - it' made me feel blessed.
That is all it took, a gentle reminder. All that was frustrating me was gone.
As if a gentle reminder - enjoy the moment.
Ponder no more... painting complete.
That vacation I was mentioning to my son... Poppy & I have been invited to California!!!
It was the first email after we arrived home. OCEAN, see glass, dinner, entertainment, our own room & bathroom, pool... 'Chi Capital' Poppy might get her big movie star break!?
What's there to ponder bear?
It's a long weekend here! So much to do! Play safe!!