Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Rainbows are made from colors that connect.

When I did this watercolor exploration I wanted to play with how the colors delicately connect together. This got me thinking about those people that I feel truly connected to in my own life. This time of year we find ourselves with time to be with loved ones. Sometimes I have to remind myself that my truths can come from the beauty I see in those I connect with as well as the beauty I struggle to find within myself.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

See you own true gifts with clarity.

The other night my daughter complained to me that one of her good friends “always wins and is good at everything”. I told her "everyone is good at different things", but it got me thinking about the things we define as what “were good at” and “not good at”. Being “not good” at something can teaches us humility. Teachers always need compassion for those who struggle to learn. When a teacher has sincere understanding and patience for their student struggle it’s usually because they themselves experienced the same struggle at some point. It seems more important to spend time knowing what our contributions to this world are. Know what your legacy is while you are alive. Look at how you’ve made a difference in someone’s life. There will always be people who have been changed by who you truly are.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

You are here.

I love maps. They help us find places, they guide us to where we need to go but they can also get us lost at times too. Maps are a symbol of our own inner navigation, our ability to find our way through difficult times. I have to admit, I focus so much on my own destination that at times I forget it's really OK to simple be where I am now, today, wether it's where I thought it would be or not. I really do like the idea of "you are here" though, it reminds me that I am not where I came from or where I am going. I am simply the sum of all my choices right now, today, and that will always be enough.