Monday, August 26, 2013

My 3 Favorite 5 Letter Words

My Three Favorite 5 Letter Words on my iPad Screen

These are my 3 favorite 5 letter words. And they are my favorite because I've come to the conclusion that I can use any one of these words to get me through any situation. 

For example, to write this entry I used "today." It often comes in handy, because for me, it is a word that helps keep things in perspective. 

It's easy to get sidetracked by our past, or to dwell in reliving moments we either regret or would love to repeat. The same can be said with the future, I suppose. Life is filled with more options than we know what to do with, which requires us to make more decisions about the very things that will ultimately find their way into one of the two categories I just mentioned. But even as daunting (or exciting) as "future" planning can sometimes be, it can also overshadow the lessons, adventures & answers that the gift of "today" has to offer . 

It's been said that "the best way to predict the future is to create it"...
So, what better way to do that than by embracing TODAY???

Monday, August 19, 2013

The Conductor (Take Charge of your Symphony)

While channel surfing the other day I stumbled upon what appeared to be a symphony preparing for their upcoming performance. 

As the spectators were being escorted to their assigned seats, on stage the musicians were busy putting their respective instruments to the test while simultaneously getting rid of any last-minute jitters, I suppose. The noise blaring from these instruments sounded more like chaos than a soon-to-be sophisticated, professional paid event.

Conductors Baton

Then, just as it started, the noise abruptly subsided. As the lights dimmed, the conductor confidently made his way to center stage armed with his conductors baton. He looked as though he was certain it would be a night no one would soon forget. 

Which leads me to my point of today's blog: with so much "noise" in our lives, (i.e., social media, current events, family, relationships, work, medical issues, the unpredictable economy) sometimes life itself can become just as "chaotic" as that symphony rehearsal. Perhaps even though it may SEEM noisy and disorganized, in actuality, maybe life's just waiting for you to get on stage and take charge of your own "symphony".

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Happy New Year!

No, it's not January 1st, but it's a personal "New Year" for me. I celebrated my birthday yesterday and made a resolution.  I've decided to start a blog and every Monday I'll make a new entry. I'm not sure exactly what I will be writing about, but it will be positive and worth reading.  Many people know me as an artist, but what they don't about me is that I hate to write. It may sound weird, considering my new resolution, but I do not like writing. I live inside my mind most of the time.  But what I've discovered is that when I write my ideas down, I'm able to separate self from thought and bring them to life. A great idea needs to have room to mature and grow on its own, and not be lost in the mix & mayhem of all the smaller, less important ones. 

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Happy New Year
I've also learned that the things I put off doing are usually the very things that I should do FIRST.  So check in with me every Monday & since I've told you guys about it, I have to stick to my word.  

Thanks for reading, stay creative and remember-- you don't need to wait until January 1st to make a resolution.