This Thanksgiving Day in the United States seems like the perfect time to look at where we can open up to spreading light and joy, following the lead of the tropical water lily we see below.
I invite you to add your uniqueness to any of the images, as I had added my photo/drawing art method to a print of the top photo, highlighting the textures.
(Side note: At the end of my first year teaching art in an elementary school, many years ago, I learned that the students had labeled me “Mrs. Texture”. They had even spread the word to other schools.)
The pink water lily, shown below, though in a seemingly busier background, leaves me feeling serene and at peace. I wish the same for you as we enter what becomes for many a very hectic holiday season.
SELF-REFLECTING QUERIES –
Where in your life do you go, mentally or physically, when you wish to experience serenity? enlivenment?
For serenity, when possible, I go for a walk in Nature areas with plants, trees, water…often paying attention to the sky which is everywhere when we’re outside…even visible from some of the windows in my home. Enlivenment usually is an end result, particularly if I encounter a person, or persons, and conversation develops.
For enlivenment also I may call, or have a text conversation with a friend.
I come alive also when I become creative, especially going through photos on my phone, creating videos. Then SHARING them and TEACHING is also is enlivening for me, as is supporting and coaching clients.
Where is the strongest light in your life?
Interesting question, as I look at this now. (I wrote it in a similar post several years ago.) It’s probably pen and paper, sometimes keyboard and computer, as free flow write and openings come to me… “lights” of “Aha!” Also when taking the time to list gratitudes daily.
And, for what are you most thankful?
For me it is family and friends whom I can call anytime for support…sometimes simply to listen and other times to answer. And they know that they do the same with me.
I also am most thankful for those who call on me for support and help in finding answers. I often come most alive, as do they, during those times.
I am also most thankful for you and all my subscribers, many of whom have been with me for years and for the acknowledgment I’ve received from you over the years.
Love, Peace and a Happy Thanksgiving.
PS – Watch for an upcoming post on the class I will be offering on using Zoom for celebrating the upcoming holidays, or anything else, with family members and friends, each in your own homes no matter how far apart you are physically.
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