Word, Week 7
The weeks of this year are really flying by. I am always amazed at how fast time does pass. It was a tough week. Tomorrow I will have another procedure and I am not looking forward to it. But to the task at hand… a word. This week’s word is ACCEPTANCE which is something that I practice almost every day. I am slowly realizing that I need to accept what life has given me and move on, grow and remember that nothing is permanent. A foul mood, happiness, sorrow, wealth, poverty, health, illness; everything that we know, have and do can change in an instant. Choosing to change our perspective is another matter as it requires an active commitment. I can choose to wallow in self pity or I can make art. I can make art about wallowing in self pity, or I can make art that makes me happy and touches my heart with color and light. At this point in time they are equally compelling. I accept that I am an artist. I accept that everything takes time and sometimes it seems like forever. I also accept compliments which has taken me all my life to be comfortable with. Now, I smile and say, “Thank you!” No more negative, self-deprecating remarks allowed. And now, I am accepting the fact that sleep is necessary and will come if I read long enough. So, I bid you adieu.