We waste so much of our time and energy worrying about what people think of us
Do they like us
Are we acceptable
There is a group of people that I am unfortunately connected with. I’m stuck with them, it’s an extended family thing. They had a grip on me with their judgmental words, their mean words, their insinuations that I was the mean one.
Luckily, I am ostracized by them. Little do they know I broke their power years ago.
Life is much more peaceful now
Join me in breaking the chains
Rooting out the underlying fears causing my procrastination is a perfect morning meditation.
I don’t journal nearly as often as I should, it’s a great way to get to the root of my self- created distress.
It helps to have such non-judgmental bedmates
Somehow I turned 60 last year without ever experiencing my 50’s. I was so focused on surviving a rare blood disorder, launching sons, paying the mortgage, and just generally keeping my nose above the water line that a decade screamed by.
So I’m asking me, and all of you, who do I want to be at 80 and how do I get there? Consciously? Intentionally? Joyfully?
Let’s figure it out together
Everyone has something in their life that they realize they missed out on.
No matter the wonder and beauty in life , all of us know that there was something that either slipped away or was never even a possibility.
On quiet evenings we take those regrets out, sigh, and then remember all the goodness that surrounds us. After an moment of introspection we tuck those thoughts away until next time
And smile a wistful smile
#itsabeautifullife #solveforhappy #regretshappen #dailysketch #leatherbound #changetheworldwithme #beproudofyourself #sketchbook
You know, I can’t even imagine my life without the pups.
How about you all out there in blog land. Share your puppy love stories
And then one day you realize that life is just a tiny bit easier. Some of the heavy slogging is behind you, some of the self doubt and second guessing is over, and suddenly the sun is shining a wee bit brighter.
It’s been a tough couple of months but maybe summer is ready to enter my heart ❤️
#shineyourlight #beyourself❤️ #speakyourwords #tellyourstory #mouse #miceofinstagram #dandelions #greatquote #dailysketch #dailypractice #leatherbound #sketchbook #sketch_daily
I’m a sucker for summer
Love the heat, love the slower pace
While I acknowledge there hard subjects that need to be faced, I’m taking the day off. You should also. Recharge your batteries so you can fight the good fight another day
There are friends around me who are despairing of the current situation.
This helps no one.
The only way we can make needed changes is for everyone to pull together, full strength, to overcome the evil being done.
Because, to steal a line from the other side, all lives matter. Black, brown, beige, immigrant, children, elderly matter just as much as middle age white men.
It’s time to put the power with the masses, not the money.
#shineyourlight #speakyourwords #hope #hopes #hopematters #cuteanimals #animalsketch #desmondtutu #greatquote
Tell your story , out loud!
Too many people hide behind a smile, or a polite hello. They never let anyone see behind the mask.
How will they ever find their tribe? How will anyone know how great they are?
Be who you are, even if you’re a bit goofy.
But if you’re mean, go right ahead and keep that hidden. There’s enough of that in the world already thanks
Someone made a few disparaging comments directed at me the other day. But here’s the thing;
A) I’m far from perfect
B) I’m aware of my imperfections
C) your opinions of my imperfections are just that, your opinion, see item B.
D) I care very little about your opinion of my imperfections
E) I’m working on my imperfections, are you?
F) more important than any of this is, aren’t the eyelashes on this sketch adorable?