BE THANKFUL that nothing stays the same and change is forever challenging us. Teaching patience, courage and for me gratitude. After surviving a nasty case of the flu I am very grateful for my health, now that I feel better. It is when we feel at our lowest, we realise life is pretty damn good when we are not sick.
WHY NOT BE GRATEFUL EVERYDAY? Maybe because we get caught up in the mundane duties of surviving another day, paying the bills, putting food and a roof over our heads, we forget to look out and see the smallest gifts given to us on that particular day.
ACCEPT CHANGE. As the winter loses momentum, her breath a mere whisper of a threat. The frost crackles and melts underfoot, I feel the warmth of the sun generating new energy through my tired old, cold limbs. Sitting on the deck, sipping my morning tea I give thanks for the peace and quiet, needless to say the children are at school. There are plenty of things I could be doing and yet I stay and watch the cows grazing. Hoping to soak up every inch of those blessed morning rays.
There is a beautiful soft warm air current fusing with my senses. I close my eyes and I can smell new growth. The thought of warmer days ahead, makes me smile. A bee dashes past, it hones in on a colourful prize, I watch and admire the sheer determination of such a tiny creäture.
We are a month out from official spring, yet I look towards the mountains and nature cannot hide the signs, layered in buttery splotches of wattle tree’s in bloom. The shedding of a season brings with it a chance to cleanse the soul, set myself free from the month of excuses for staying indoors and opting out of life due to bad weather.
YES YOU MUST STOP and SMELL the ROSES, if you have read my blog before, it is all about slowing down the pace of life and chasing your dreams. See the beauty around you I adore the change of seasons it gives me permission to set new goals. I also get this extra boost of energy to spring clean. When my home is de-cluttered I can feel the synergy within, it’s a good feeling I set to work and draw. This spring/summer I will be working on my illustrations for Sugar and may not blog as much as I would like, yet it is for a good cause, my life’s work.
THE MOMENT is NOW the moment to enjoy what you are doing, no matter where you are is now, smell the air, breathe deep and take a step in the right direction. I do feel for you if you are sitting at work staring at the back of the air conditioner so take a while a minute even to look at my photo’s I hope they give you a warm colourful buzz inside. Inspire you to create your next masterpiece or just make you smile. Share with me that moment you were grateful or inspired by something you saw in your day and it gave you permission to start believing in your own dreams.